Parks Victoria have produced a video on Aboriginal Cultural knowledge, a great introduction to the notion that people, practices and a landscape are tightly related.
People say that after they have been in an area for a while, they start to become a reflection of that environment. Sometimes, the environment starts to reflect the […]
My case study site is Wilson’s Promontory, a national park situated in the rural south east of Victoria, Australia. Whilst my thesis will broadly discuss the roll of environmental understanding (from a cultural geography perspective) in the design of technology for use in these types of settings, the “practical problem” I’m faced with is […]
Following on from the last post on an analysis of the movement of rangers, I’d like to discuss another interesting (if not obvious) finding from the diary study. That is: that accessibility dictates what is possible to know.
Access and infrastructure are common topics in ubiquitous computing literature – access to […]
Over the last few months I’ve conducted a mobile diary study with rangers at the study site, Wilson’s Promontory National Park. Six participants were asked to record a number of entries as they went about their daily activities: a) Things they wanted to show other people, b) interesting observations for themselves, and c) recollections of […]
One of my favourite blogs at the moment is UrbanTick, run out of University College London. It’s a good mix of technology, architecture, environments and of course, people. It particular its a great source of geographical visualisations: representations that sit at the intersection of all these things.
Visual Cities is my latest […]
The need to make sense of an ever-increasing stream of data has never been greater, especially in a mobile context. At Mobile HCI’10 last year, a team from Nokia research presented a prototype solution for feed aggregation, dubbed Lenses. This allows people to curate their own stream of content relevant to different purposes – […]
It’s been 12 months since I started my PhD, and it’s probably a good time to take stock and figure out exactly where I’m taking things. I wrote an original abstract after our initial visit and talks to park rangers, and have had it stuck to my wall since. Today, finally, it bugged me – […]
The idea of context-awareness has been gaining a lot of attention recently, and it’s driven largely by the fact that the required technology has become affordable and reliable enough to bother. “Location” though, as a raw GPS coordinate, is not enough. Here’s my take on what’s after this sensor-based revolution, taken from a […]
I’m currently knee-deep in another conference paper – this one to be submitted to ICA Conference in Paris, 2011. If accepted I’ll be heading there in July. That’s the bread-stick of motivation currently being dangled in front of my buret-adorned and stripey shirted self.
To be honest, even without the Eiffel Tower looming, I’d […]
Today I gave a talk about the role of GeoVisualisation in making sense of location based information at GeoCart’2010 in Auckland, New Zealand. It was well received and I got some tough questions from the audience afterwards – always a good sign.
I’ll post a link to the paper I wrote a bit […]
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