The ‘Urban Spacebook’ experimental process: Co-designing a Platform for Participation

  • Corelia Elena Baibarac Trinity College Dublin
Keywords: Dublin, participatory e-planning, spatial/technological experiments, co-governance, movement, GPS, everyday life experiences, urban space


This article presents an experimental co-design approach carried out in Dublin, Ireland, which expands user participation to the design of digital technology employed in participatory e-planning initiatives. The approach focuses on city inhabitants’ everyday life experiences of urban space, uses a dynamic mobility lens and includes three spatial/technological experiments. This innovative co-design process informs an ICTs prototype platform for participation entitled ‘Urban Spacebook’. The platform provides viable opportunities for sharing everyday life experiences of urban space and also for enhancing the co-governance of such spaces, thus making a significant contribution in the area of participatory e-planning.

Author Biography

Corelia Elena Baibarac, Trinity College Dublin

Corelia Baibarac is a researcher with a background in architecture and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, (Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Department) E-mail:



How to Cite
Baibarac, C. (2014). The ‘Urban Spacebook’ experimental process: Co-designing a Platform for Participation. The Journal of Community Informatics, 10(3). Retrieved from