Geography Department Seminar: The road ahead for wise navigation in smart cities

Dr. Sara Irina Fabrikant, Department of Geography and Digital Society Initiative, University of Zurich

04 May 2021, 14:15 
 
Geography Department Seminar

Abstract:

Dr. Sara Irina Fabrikant, Department of Geography and Digital Society Initiative, University of Zurich

Millions of citizens daily make time critical and societally relevant decisions on the go, using smart, mobile assistive geographic information displays (GIDs). How should the GIDs of the future look like, to avoid what others have coined “the technological infantilizing of society”, that is, the reduction of our capacity to still make wise decisions without smart technological assistance?

 

I will highlight ongoing empirical research on human and context responsive GIDs used in the lab and in the wild, capitalizing on ambulatory human behaviour sensing methods (i.e., eye tracking, galvanic skin response, and EEG measurements). Based on collected empirical evidence and supported by cognition and vision theories we are guiding the process of designing smart human, task, and context responsive geographic information interfaces supporting wise decisions of smart digital citizens.

 

 

 

Seminar Organizer: Prof. Itzhak Benenson

 

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