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.
Arianna Bassoli, Johanna Brewer and Karen Martin; 2007; In-between Theory and Practice: Dialogues in Design Research; ACM Conf Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI 2007
G. Lane, C. Brueton, D. Diall, D. Airantzis, N. Jeremijenko, G. Papamarkos, G. Roussos and K. Martin; 2006; Community-Based Public Authoring With Mobile Chemical Sensor Networks; IET Intelligent Environments
Karen Martin, Alan Penn and Lesley Gavin; 2006; Engaging with a Situated Display via Picture Messaging; ACM Conference Human Factors in Computing Systems
Arianna Bassoli, Johanna Brewer, and Karen Martin; 2006; Undersound: Music And Mobility Under the City; Poster at the 8th International Conference of Ubiquitous Computing