2017 ~ Present| Section - VVU

Civic Data and Design

GOALS: To research and design information, communication, and media systems to address regional civic issues, using techniques from design, computing, and the social sciences, in collaboration with government and community partners. These systems will have real-world impact, and promote social sustainability, equity, and justice.

METHODS & TECHNOLOGIES: Design Thinking, Social Computing, Civic Media/Digital Civics, Participatory Action Research, Visualization, User Interface Design, Databases, Geographic Information Systems, Ethnography

RESEARCH/DESIGN ISSUES: Novel strategies for community engagement with technology (GIS, sensors, etc.), Accessible systems for civic data collection, analysis, and display, Tools for digital / interactive information design, Evaluation of social impact, New models of social innovation, privacy and security in the context of civic data and applications.

MEETING TIME: Thurs, 3:00-3:50

ADVISORS: Ellen Zegura (CS), Carl DiSalvo (LMC), Amanda Meng (CS)

PARTNERS & SPONSORS: Proposed: Atlanta Community Food Bank, City of Atlanta, Center for Civic Innovation, Proctor Creek Stewardship Council


Background/interest in one or more of the following: design, innovation, government data and information systems, community data and information systems, visualization, mapping, qualitative research methods, citizen science, smart cities, sustainability

CONTACT: Prof. Ellen Zegura (ewz@cc.gatech.edu) and Assoc. Prof. Carl DiSalvo (cdisalvo@gatech.edu)