Beragmo eMotion 2035: Understanding mobility in Bergamo, italy.

mobility systems / urban analysis / real-time data collection / mobile app interface

The “REAL Cities | Bergamo 2035” research and teaching initiative is a multi-tier, multi-year academic collaboration between the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University, USA, and the University of Bergamo (UNIBG), Italy. The initiative is an integral part of the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab (REAL) at Harvard GSD. REAL employs a design-led approach with a close contribution from social sciences to understand and assess how new technologies and digital augmentation affect different aspects of the city ‒ the infrastructure, the operations and the people ‒ and make it smarter.

This specific research attempts to collect the subjective emotive perception of the citizens of Bergamo, Italy as they travel on transportation systems. The app designed is meant to act as a research tool, used by professors and students of the University of Bergamo to collect data about mobility around the city. The tool uses the passive collection of environmental and location data from the smart phone sensors, and emotive data collected from the participants at specific moments.

 Team: Allen Sayegh, Stefano Andreani, Natasha Polozenko and Stefan Stanojevic - Harvard Graduate School of Design, REAL Lab + University of Bergamo


Prototype Demo (click screen to start)


For more information on Bergamo eMotion, please visit the REAL Lab Project Page.