LinkLocal: Making local connections
When: 1st July 1.15 – 2.30pm
Where: Langleys, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
As part of the AHRC Connected Communities Festival, Communities within Spaces of Flows are running a workshop to demonstrate LinkLocal, our new iPhone app. The workshop will demonstrate how a social network can be utilised to provide social assistance within a community. Participants will be loaned a smartphone with the app pre-installed, they will be given a map of the local area and asked to walk a specified route imagining that it was part of their daily routine. They will have the task of moving an object to a place that is not part of their route, this will involve calling on the community for help. Along the way they will also be asked to provide assistance to other users in the form of delivering objects from one place to another or helping out with ‘shopping’. This activity shows how a smartphone app might be used in day-to-day life to request or provide support within a set community.
Places are limited so please email Janet Dickinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to guarantee a spot. Some places may be available on the day.
We look forward to seeing you in Cardiff,
Chris Speed (Edinburgh University), Janet Dickinson and Julia Hibbert (Bournemouth University)
Communities within Spaces of Flows
We understand the extent to which behavioural change in transport habits and practices can be facilitated through the creation of a new form of ‘transport network’, based on extending social networking principles to transport users.
The project has developed a suite of mobile phone apps for each of the corresponding research contexts. Watch videos and read details of the projects aims, key findings and outputs.
The 6ST team comprised researchers from the universities of Southampton, Edinburgh, Salford, Bournemouth and Lancaster.