Project dates: 12/01/2021 - 12/01/2024
Why it matters
Australian species are in a disastrous state and without better support, they will continue to decline. Australians and their elected representatives can provide that support by talking about it. If we talk about it, we can start to encourage those in power to do what they can to provide the necessary solutions.
We argue that a lack of a conversation around the Australian threatened species crisis was, in part, due to a lack of basic information at the fingertips of all Australians. This project is an attempt at providing an accessible and engaging resource that helps to communicate the ongoing crisis.
Threatened Australians is a collaboration between conservation scientists from University of Queensland Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science (CBCS), interaction design academics from QUT Design Lab and web developers from Wando Labs.
Please note – the links provided below connect to websites external to QUT:
- Read about Threatened Australians in The Conversation
- Read about the significance of the project as example of interaction design addressing the biodiversity crisis in the journal ACM Interactions
- Read about the partnership between the Design Lab and WWF to make use of the Threatened Australians platform design and data
- Try out the interactive tool that the WWF has created using Threatened Australians data and ideas
Gareth Kindler, PhD Candidate, UQ (Project Leader)
Dr Nick Kelly, School of Design, QUT
Prof James Watson, CBCS, UQ
Other Team Members
Wando Labs (Developer)
Funding / Grants
Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, UQ + QUT Design Lab, QUT (2021-2022)