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Following the voice of the crowd: Exploring opportunities for using global voting data to enrich local urban context
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    Traunmueller M, Fatah gen Schieck A
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    LNCS serials
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    CAAD Futures
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    Shanghai, China
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With the introduction of the internet to the public and the rise of digital technologies we experience a shift in our understanding of space. Mobile devic-es and ubiquitous computing in urban landscape make the physicality of dis-tance disappear – the modern citizen is digitally connected to everybody at any-time and anywhere. The result of this network is a highly globalized world which effects economy same as personal interests and decisions of its inhabit-ants. The introduction of web 3.0 with its methods of comment, recommender and voting systems offers a broad platform for people all over the world to share experiences and exchange opinions about an unlimited variety of topics. Global opinions meet local interests. In this paper we explore the possibilities of using global voting data to en-rich locally the modern citizen’s urban walking experience. Using digital meth-ods of recommender systems into the physical urban environment we describe a new approach to wayfinding. We investigate Facebook voting data to generate an alternative to the shortest route, as suggested by common route finder sys-tems, in order to maximize the pleasure of an urban stroll, by developing and testing the Space Recommender System. Findings highlight the importance of such an approach and stimulate further discussions.
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