PPL, lead by Christopher Le Dantec, is a group of researchers, students, and community members working to define Digital Civics. We are focused on integrating design, technology, and public engagement to create the cities and communities we want to inhabit.
A collaboration with the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Regional Commission, we designed apps that enable cyclists to record their rides and share those data with planners to more effectively design new cycling facilities in Atlanta.
Cycle Atlanta and OneBusAway: Driving innovation through the data ecosystems of civic computing. HCI International 2015
The Right Way to Make Cities Smart The Atlantic
Crowdsourcing and Its Application to Transportation Planning Transportation Research Record
An on-going collaboration with the City of Atlanta and community groups like the Historic Westside Cultural Arts Council to cultivate a shared community identity to re-imagine local civic engagement.
The Problem of Community Engagement: Disentangling the Practices of Municipal Government. CHI 18 Best Paper Honorable Mention
Creating a Sociotechnical API: Designing City-Scale Community Engagement. CHI 17 Best Paper Honorable Mention
Atlanta’s Westside residents challenge the rules of sport mega-development Third World Thematics, 2017.
Working in collaboration with a housing justice organization, we are running participatory and speculative design workshops to explore technologies that address the specific needs activists have when managing their operations and promoting their causes.
Illegitimate Civic Participation: Supporting Community Activists on the Ground CSCW 2015 Best Paper Honorable Mention
Speculative Activist Technologies iConference 2014
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