Data-driven design thinking process

As a result of emerging technologies and data-driven innovations, new relations between citizens, city and architectural spaces are evolving. This evolution has triggered concepts and proposals by city-planners and architectural scholars in addressing place and mobility. Focusing on data-driven city planning projects and platforms in Scotland, I would like to share my ongoing research proposal for temporary habitation units in the context of data-driven design thinking. Drawing on a self-experience as a mobile student in Edinburgh, my research aims to hybridize theories and practices from mobile architecture and urban informatics. I share my vision on a new system of habitation for mobile citizens acknowledging mobility and migration in the contemporary urban settings. This proposal follows a review of multiple data-practices leading to a semi-autonomous pod system responsive to top-down and bottom-up data processes.