My interest in exploring the adoption of human-computer interaction to create more engaging design processes has been implemented through interactive media, responsive design processes, and future-facing digital tools.
My final MArch thesis is concerned with the development of the Northern Gateway. Working in partnership with the developers, my thesis uses Doughnut Economics, a contemporary development theory, to formulate a participatory approach to zero-carbon future cities.
The result is an online multiplayer game, called Cityzen, which is backed by a data-rich website capable of aggregating all proposals with powerful data analytics to discern how user-generations can be implemented to aid in developing more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable future cities.
The Cityzen project is the culmination of two years within the CPU.Ai atelier. The incorporation of key strengths from other disciplines (e.g. Responsiveness in Web development, Interactivity in game design) has enabled the production of computational tools for architectural and urban design to become far more powerful. Cityzen is just one form of a data-driven platform for collaboratively designing equitable zero-carbon future cities, there's much more to explore.