Digital Innovation for (Urban) Design

Spatial Intervention, Place Making and Digital Innovation

Design Transformation Driven by Disruptive Technologies

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, formed by Internet industrialization and industrial intelligence, is profoundly affecting and changing our cities with a series of disruptive emerging technologies, especially information and communication technologies (ICTs). Conventional design approaches such as spatial intervention will not be capable enough to deal with the spatial needs of people’s daily life. In this context, a new future-oriented design concept of "Spatial Intervention, Place Making and Digital Innovation (SIPMDI)" is proposed, aiming to integrate ICTs into designs, and shape high quality living environment. The concept, process, application scenarios and characteristics, as well as related cases are illustrated in this paper.

张恩嘉和龙瀛 2020 规划师_数字创新.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 11.1 MB

Data Augmented Design for the Future Urban Space: Design Responses Influenced by Information and Communication Technology

The development of information and communication technology (ICT) brings profound opportunities and challenges to urban planning and design. This study reviews the mix of real and virtual daily life and the spatiotemporal transfer of spatial usage from the perspective of human activities. It also summarizes the interplay of data and urban entity and intelligent response to the demand supported by ICT from the perspective of urban spatial form. This study proposes the changes in the urban space from three aspects. (1) "Exchanging time for space" — ICT could improve the efficiency of low-frequency/tidal space through mixed and shared space. (2) "Exchanging information for energy" — internet information replaces part of travel and functional space but also promotes the generation of new activities and space. (3) "Replacing pedestrian flows with logistics" — online to offline services promote the change of the flow direction of commodities/services, increasing demand for logistics warehousing and transportation space. This study also discusses the reshaping function and value of urban elements and the application potential of future-oriented data augmented design with digital innovation. 
张恩嘉和龙瀛 2022 上海城市规划_数据增强设计.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.9 MB

From smartly design to design smart

My invited thought in Chinese

龙瀛 2022 城市规划学刊_学术笔谈.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.8 MB

Smart public space: a case base

Our full paper is coming and hopefully will be online by the end of 2022.