Potentials of ICT and IoT in the Design of Smart Public Spaces

Potentials of ICT and IoT in the Design of Smart Public Spaces

Rafee Ibrahim Hakky (Al Rasheed University, Damascus, Syria)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3856-2.ch004
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This study aims to show that information and communication technologies (ICT) and the internet of things (IoT) can be used in order to improve the atmosphere of a space. This chapter is based on the assumption that if ICT and IoT are used to better the physical environment of the space, its atmosphere will also be enhanced. A summary of the design of public open spaces and how current ICT and IoT can help in this regard is presented. This theoretical background was the base for a proposal that uses current technology to allow constant changes to the physical layout of a space to accommodate the changing needs of users and improve the space's atmosphere. The proposal advanced here is intentionally simple in terms of its idea and its execution. It is also possible to be tested at any scale a designer or a researcher would prefer. The different and economically conscious experiments will lead to continuous improvements to the proposal.
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Atmosphere And The Design Of Public Open Spaces

In order to identify elements that may contribute to the formation of an atmosphere in open urban spaces, three areas will be addressed: the concept of atmosphere and what constitutes it, the design of public spaces in connection with the question of atmosphere, and the uses of public spaces.

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