Awarded VEIV EngD
My research aims are to design and develop tools and strategies that use technology to encourage the development of a sense of place through increasing people's feeling of connection with their physical location, and to investigate how this can be extended into a sense of community.
I plan to achieve these aims by creating technology systems that:
- Harness individual experiences into collective ones
- Add value to a space by increasing understanding of its function, history and attributes
- Act as social catalysts between individuals as they co-create elements of their environment
The theoretical framework for this research is cybernetic ideas of the properties of systems, in particular, Gordon Paskâ€™s Conversation Theory. The technological approach is the use of locative technologies, and the design basis for the study is the use of movement as a method of participant interaction.