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OpenDoTT Current IoT Practices Dataset: ESR4 Smart Cities

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posted on 2020-10-29, 15:10 authored by Felipe Schmidt Foncesca
This directory contains data generated during the first year of PhD research on Smart Cities within the OpenDoTT project (Open Design of Trusted Things). OpenDoTT is a PhD programme from Northumbria University and the Mozilla Foundation funded by the European Union / Horizon 2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme.

The investigation is focused on smart cities with a strong emphasis on environmental and social issues, as well as ownership and sovereignty. It has a particular attention on waste management, but with a specific take on it. The goal is to contribute with solutions to avoid as much as possible the very need to manage waste in the usual way and to encourage instead the reuse of materials in cities and towns through initiatives of repair and repurposing - aimed at and run by local actors.

In order to better understand the field, two Design Research studies were carried out in the first year:

- Repair Journey - seven participants were invited to spend some weeks trying to repair or repurpose broken objects, and were interviewed at the end to discuss what were their challenges and discoveries along the way.

- Ecosystem Mapping - five people whose work is related to the reuse or re-circulation of second-hand goods were interviewed to compose an overview of the field.

This dataset comprises data collected through both these studies, consisting of interviews (in formats PDF and ODF), contents of emails sent to participants, as well as particular images of activities, notes and analyses.

The researcher is available for contact by email:

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813508.



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