Sebastian’s research has revolved around the question of what existing and emergent social practices in urban planning indicate institutional and technical reforms suitable to new forms of participation? In a number of urban planning cases, he studied the practices of participation for actors including planners, technologists, and citizen groups. Shared online repositories such as Wikipedia or OpenStreetMap served as inspiration what kinds of opportunities online-supported collaboration can contribute to society. By focusing on new forms of participation, Sebastian’s research has often dealt with issues of ownership over data created from participating. The most recent research focused on different kinds of application cases, including participation in development proposals, accessibility concerns, or neighbourhood plans.

Sebastian Weise

Selected publications

R Kirkham, R Ebassa, K Montague, K Morrissey, V Vlachokyriakos, S Weise, and P Olivier. 2017. WheelieMap: an exploratory system for qualitative reports of inaccessibility in the built environment. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI ’17).

S Weise, P Coulton, M Chiasson. 2017. Designing in between local government and the public – using institutional analysis in interventions on civic infrastructures. In Journal of CSCW Volume 26. Combined 4-6

L Salinas, S Weise, S Pollastri. 2014. Transforming the planning process — challenges for the service designer. In Proceedings of Serv.Des’14

Büscher, M., Weise, S., Perng, S.-Y., Peripheral Cooperation in Crises: Norway 22/7/11. 2014. In i-com journal

S Weise, J Hardy, P Agarwal, P Coulton, A Friday, and Mike Chiasson. 2012. Democratizing Ubiquitous Computing — a Right for Locality. In Proceedings of Ubicomp’12 [link]

S Weise, J Hardy, P Agarwal, P Coulton, A Friday, and Mike Chiasson. 2012. The case of urban development: Fostering off-line interactions through local ubicomp systems. In Adjunct proceedings of Ubicomp’12 [link]