• DEPLOYING CREATIVITY IN SMART CITIES PROJECT

      Stam, Kathryn; Thesis Advisor; Lizardi, Ryan; Second Reader; Hung, Li (2020-07)
      The primary objectives of information design are to develop information artifacts, design interactions with technologies, and enable people to navigate in physical and virtual spaces. The aims are to improve efficiency, enhance productivity, or to solve problems through the knowledge produced by the information products. The goal of this project is to present various avenues through which information design could expand its horizons. In conjunction with this paper, the presentation slides: “Synchronizing Creativity in Smart Cities around the World: The Creative Way of Life,” demonstrate that when combining the literature in English with information design and technological abilities, innovation and creativity can emerge. Institutions such as International Organizations, Standards-setting organizations, research agencies, and the U.S. agenda on innovation are discussed. Internet of Things, Big Data, Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Cities, and the creative economy under the new name of “Orange Economy” are explored. I conclude with a personal reflection on the journey in producing this project relative to the power of the literature in English, including what “smartness” could mean in the field of information design as well as in humanity.