U_CODE (Urban Collective Design Environment) will create an environment for urban co-design. Seizing the opportunity offered by emerging technologies to produce new forms of content and user engagement, U_CODE will design and develop a new kind of participatory platform that enables urban designers, architects, and developers to co-design and communicate their projects with the larger public.

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From January to April 2018 we were doing the first comprehensive test of the developed U_CODE process. For this we used real data about the urban planning project redeveloping the quarter “Kleiner Grasbrook” in Hamburg. With that as a starting point, we were going through the whole U_CODE process, including collective briefing and designing with the public and a professional design competition leading to a finished and ready-to-approve design proposal. For this we set up a community of more than 100 citizens which was guided through the participation process by our newly created role the Super Moderator (SuMo), thereby enabled to provide their knowledge, opinion and ideas on the project as well as to design their to-be-developed quarter via easy-to-handle tools. The results were meant to be integrated in the professional design brief, thus qualifying the basis for the design expert work. This testbed delivered a proof of method for the U_CODE process and a proof of tools for first developed tools which will be further developed in the upcoming development stages.


IFKAD 2018 - Societal Impact on Knowledge and Design

Delft2.jpgA key theme in economic and management research is explaining the societal impact of knowledge and the designs that are based upon it. Despite many advances in our understanding of how knowledge-based drivers contribute to organizational value creation and design, there are fundamental issues to be addressed concerning the role of knowledge management in order to face the challenges of societal impact.
The 13th International Forum on Knowledge Assets Dynamics will bring together academicians, young researchers, practitioners and policy makers from different fields to provide an opportunity for presenting, debating and reflecting on original approaches, models and tools regarding the position of knowledge management and design in the 21st century from a wide range of perspectives – i.e. economic, social, environmental and cultural perspectives.
U_CODE will join this forum with various contributions and Joerg Rainer Noenning (project leader) as a keynote speaker.

Icon-calendar 04-06 July 2018
Icon-locationDelft University of Technology, Netherlands

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