PHASE THREE: NORTH GREENWICH
In 2016 the Data Walking project was resident in North Greenwich for one year after receiving a major funding grand from the Ravensbourne Research Office. Monthly walks were conducted with participants to gather data, experiment with data gathering techniques and create visualisations with that data. Using sensors to measure noise, air quality, and people were areas of specific interest, as were furthering understanding and developing techniques using smartphones and their images to build custom maps and visualisations.
Before each walk there was be a session to help make different data gathering devices including sensors on micro controllers, smart phones, and hand recorded notes.
Data recorded, photos taken, and tools created with Arduino and Processing were made publicly available through the project github:
Participants on the walk included students from a variety of design-based courses at Ravensbourne, a university in North Greenwich. And many more students, educators, and renowned professional designers and studios used the gathered data to create an array of visualisations across different mediums, some featured below.
The outcome was a 96 page report, including those contributed visualisations of participants, and some technical advice, exercises and workshops. While the report does not try to be a complete manual or textbook on data walking techniques, it does hope to pull together enough practical resources that it is functional guide to get anyone started doing their own walks.
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COMPLETED WALK SCHEDULE
Data Walking is a research project by David Hunter, this phase was funded by the Ravensbourne Research Office.