Circulate is a research project that explores how digital systems based on blockchain technologies can be used to foster participation in circular economies, in neighborhoods. Circulate focuses specifically on the issue of “values transparency”. What underlying economic and social values should be given a role in the design of local platforms for the circular economy? How can these values be made explicit and understandable (transparent), with the ultimate goal of making neighborhoods more sustainable and liveable? Below you will find our main findings and publications.
Student: Tara van KleefStudy: Minor User Experience Design In May 2020 Students of the minor User Experience Design were involved in a Circulate student project. They were asked to engage a fictional community in balancing energy usage and production by visualising the (private and collective) usage and availability of energy. In creating this visualisation (in
We explored the implications of using Digital Ledger Technologies in the administration, management and governance of local communities (e.g. residents of an apartment block or neighborhood) organizing the production and consumption of their resources such as energy, mobility, time, etc. In this paper for CHI20 we introduce a framework of three mechanisms and six ‘design
ALEXANDRA is a short film made in order to spark conversation with people about how to design digital systems in a good and humane way. The film aims to open up a critical and nuanced conversation on blockchain algorithms for sustainable, local communities with the people of Amsterdam. In our present time, digital technologies often