UrbanIxD Summer School

Subjective Open Data

Subjective Open Data is part of the Big Data series.



The Subjective Open Data project is a design fiction, reflecting on the growing trends of Big Data, Quantified Self and the Internet of Things.  For the project, we developed a fictional book, the Subjective Open Data manual, which simulates a seminal book to utilize subjective data for “human datapoints”.



The rest of the project explores fictional use cases of subjective open data, covering an emotional compass, which leads to emotional states, emotional talismans, which invoke desirable emotions. We also cover the darker side of this fiction, by using subjective data to control access control into urban space.