REMEMBERING THE STARRY NIGHT (SKYACT): USING SMARTPHONES AND SOCIAL NETWORKING TO RAISE COMMUNITY AWARENESS TO LIGHT POLLUTION

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607927
Title:
REMEMBERING THE STARRY NIGHT (SKYACT): USING SMARTPHONES AND SOCIAL NETWORKING TO RAISE COMMUNITY AWARENESS TO LIGHT POLLUTION
Authors:
Park, Hyuna
Abstract:
Although design has traditionally been understood by society as studies of visual form, the process of design can be utilized to resolve larger socially oriented issues. This research explores the ways in which design can be an active mediator in organizing various stakeholders in the orchestration of innovative directions to support sustainable ways of living. At the center of the project is the development of SkyAct, a web-based smartphone application with the foremost goal of raising users' awareness to the issue of light pollution. By pairing smartphone technology with social networking platforms, SkyAct provided a user-oriented sustainable system, which aims to encourage the public, individually and collectively, to take action to reduce light pollution. Furthermore, this research highlights the contemporary role of designers working in an interdisciplinary manner, engaging direct involvement of diverse stakeholders seeking alternative solutions that facilitate sustainable ways of living.
Affiliation:
York University
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607927
Submitted date:
2015-09-28
Document Source:
Dissertation/Thesis
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Evaluation
Empirical Methodology:
Qualitative
Learning Environment:
Informal
Research Setting:
Amateur Groups
Subjects:
Multi-aged Groups
Construct:
Affective Belief/Identity Motivation/Attitude
Content:
Light Pollution
Nation:
Canada
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorPark, Hyunaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T08:58:04Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T08:58:04Zen
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.date.submitted2015-09-28en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/607927en
dc.description.abstractAlthough design has traditionally been understood by society as studies of visual form, the process of design can be utilized to resolve larger socially oriented issues. This research explores the ways in which design can be an active mediator in organizing various stakeholders in the orchestration of innovative directions to support sustainable ways of living. At the center of the project is the development of SkyAct, a web-based smartphone application with the foremost goal of raising users' awareness to the issue of light pollution. By pairing smartphone technology with social networking platforms, SkyAct provided a user-oriented sustainable system, which aims to encourage the public, individually and collectively, to take action to reduce light pollution. Furthermore, this research highlights the contemporary role of designers working in an interdisciplinary manner, engaging direct involvement of diverse stakeholders seeking alternative solutions that facilitate sustainable ways of living.en
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dc.titleREMEMBERING THE STARRY NIGHT (SKYACT): USING SMARTPHONES AND SOCIAL NETWORKING TO RAISE COMMUNITY AWARENESS TO LIGHT POLLUTIONen
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentYork Universityen
dc.type.resourceCurriculum/Program Evaluationen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentInformalen
dc.istar.constructAffective Belief/Identity Motivation/Attitudeen
dc.istar.contentLight Pollutionen
dc.istar.nationCanadaen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQualitativeen
dc.istar.researchsettingAmateur Groupsen
dc.istar.subjectMulti-aged Groupsen
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