Current Research Projects


Risk Explorer

Participatory Visualisation & Assessment of Risks: A Crowdsourcing Approach

ARC Linkage, 2016 – 2018



Recording the Past – Designing the Future: The InstaBooth for Situated Community Engagement

QUT Engagement Innovation, 2015 – 2016


Living Labs

Fostering Digital Participation through Living Labs in Regional and Rural Australian Communities.

ARC Linkage, 2014 – 2016


Reduce Your Juice

Reduce Your Juice: Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program

LIEEP, 2014 – 2016


Urban Mobility

Risky Gadgets to the Rescue: Designing Personal Ubicomp Devices to Foster Safer Driving Behaviours in Young Males

ARC DECRA, 2014 – 2016


Geocultural Research and the New Spatial Turn

Geocultural Research and the New Spatial Turn: Understanding Socio-Cultural Phenomena through Geovisualisation

QUT VC Research Fellowship, 2014 – 2016


Enabling the Smart Citizen

Participatory Analytics & Visualisations to Make Sense of Urban Data

QUT Signature Project, 2014 – 2015


Kickstarting Youth Social Entrepreneurship In Flexi Schools

A new wave of social entrepreneurship is emerging across the world, enabled by rapid technological advancements.


Personal Safety in the City

Personal Safety in the City: Design Solutions for After Dark

ARC DECRA, 2013 – 2015

Completed Research Projects


City Concepts

Enabling Audience Participation through Urban Media as a Diagnostic Method in Urban Planning

Henry Halloran Trust, 2014 – 2015


Flexible Work Centres

Queensland Government Flexible Work Centres: A Trial and Evaluation

DSITI, 2014 – 2015

Urban Informatics and Participatory Design

for Community Engagement in South Bank Parklands. QUT Engagement Innovation Grant 2012 – 2013

Increasing Loyalty Rates of Young Blood Donors

through Mobile Apps, Social Media, and Urban Informatics. Australian Red Cross Blood Service 2012 – 2013

Urban Informatics Research and Insights

for Libraries, Cultural Industries and Innovation Systems. Australian Business Foundation Innovation and Cultural Industries Fellowship 2011 – 2012

Design Collaborations as Socio-Technical Systems

National Science Foundation (USA) 2011 – 2012

Sapporo World Window

City of Sapporo (Japan) 2011

Ubiquitous Computing to Bring Real-Time Environmental Data

into the Homes and Hands of Queensland Residents. Queensland Government Smart Futures Fellowship 2009 – 2012

Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future

Embedding Narrative and New Media in Urban Planning. ARC Linkage 2008 – 2011

Swarms in Urban Villages

New Media Design to Augment Social Networks of Residents in Inner-City Developments. ARC Linkage 2007 – 2011

Opportunities of Media and Communication Technology

to Support Social Networks of Urban Residents in Mexico, South Africa, UK and Australia. ARC Linkage International 2007

New Media in the Urban Village

Mapping Communicative Ecologies & Socio-Economic Innovation in Emerging Inner-City Residential Developments. ARC Discovery 2006 – 2008


Eat, Cook, Grow

Ubiquitous Technology for Sustainable Food Culture in the City. ARC Linkage 2010 – 2013





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