Current Research Projects


Fostering Digital Participation through Living Labs

in Regional and Rural Australian Communities. ARC Linkage 2013 – 2015


Reduce Your Juice

Low Income Energy Efficiency Program, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism 2013 – 2015


Personal Safety in the City

Design Solutions for After Dark. ARC DECRA 2013 – 2015


Street Computing

A CityOS for Open Data, Social Media, and Urban Sensor Networks


Urban Mobility

Research Program across Public and Private Transport



InstaBooth is a telephone booth-inspired portable structure that captures citizens’ past stories and present opinions.

Completed Research Projects

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