General Informations

The workshop is colocated at the Smart City Exhibition 2013 and is intended to promote the diffusion of a 'People Centered Smart Territories' vision, i.e. a socially-oriented and inclusive bottom-up vision driven by a 'person in place' centered design approach that focus on persons who, as well known, are driven by motivations and expectations, desires, needs and, moreover, have their own styles.
It is pretty obvious that the challenge is to support the harmonious and continuous development of all experiential dimensions relevant to individuals, to the community of belonging and to the contexts of reference.

Because of this we think that it is important to offer a 'place' where meet, compare and discuss 'People Centered' experiences that have been supported by the smartness of the territories.

Central to this purpose are:
• the dissemination of an adequate design literacy and an open access to strategies and methodologies that may support the development of 'People Centered Smart Territories'
• the support to the development of learning paths that will prove more effective in engaging and stimulating social innovation and, as well, in keeping the persistence of individuals and communities in the so-called state of 'flow', which is essential in order to achieve and maintain the leadership of creativity and innovation
• the ability to perform a multidimensional and holistic monitoring of the transformation the territories are undergoing to become smart and, as well, their ability to support the expectations of individuals and communities of reference, within the framework of a sustainable development.

All this justifies the three key words contained by the workshop title:


Design - Learning - Analytics