Dr Ronald Schroeter


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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Dr Ronald Schroeter completed his PhD at the Urban Informatics Research Lab, QUT, in 2011. His research investigated forms of in-place digital augmentation, which refer to the ability to enhance the experiences of citizens in physical spaces through digital technologies that are directly accessible within that space. In particular, he developed mobile phone and public screen applications for public civic engagement of local citizens, in particular young citizens. As part of his study, he has developed “Discussions In Space,” a fun, fast paced, short-text platform for collective expression and public discourse, for which he also received the 2012 National iAwards Merit in Research & Development. He is currently a PostDoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), QUT. He embraces multidisciplinary research, but his current main research interests are to translate Urban Informatics and Human Computer Interaction concepts into innovative information systems and interfaces for cars that promote road safety. In 2014, the Australian Research Council (ARC) awarded him a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) to work on his 3-year project “Risky Gadgets to the Rescue: Designing Personal Ubicomp Devices to Foster Safer Driving Behaviours in Young Males“.

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Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
iAward Merit for the Research and Development category for Queensland: "The merit recipient of the coveted Research & Development iAward was Ronald Schroeter, Urban Informatics Research Lab ¿ QUT for its Discussions in Space (DIS) which offers a method of engaging with residents or visitors in public spaces, such as city squares, shopping malls, train or bus stations and museums. It facilitates a public discussion and opinion forum through the installation of a large public screen, which passers-by can directly interact with using their mobile phone's SMS and/or Internet capabilities."
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
National iAward Merit Recipient in the the Research and Development category: "The merit recipient of the coveted Research & Development iAward was Ronald Schroeter, Urban Informatics Research Lab, QUT, for his PhD project Discussions in Space (DIS) which offers a method of engaging with residents or visitors in public spaces, such as city squares, shopping malls, train or bus stations and museums. It facilitates a public discussion and opinion forum through the installation of a large public screen, which passers-by can directly interact with using their mobile phone's SMS and/or Internet capabilities."
Title
Risky Gadgets to the Rescue: Designing Personal Ubicomp Devices to Foster Safer Driving Behaviours in Young Males
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DE140101542
Start year
2014
Keywords
In-car technologies; Human-Computer Interaction; Interaction Design
Title
Swarms in Urban Villages: New Media Design to Augment Social Networks of Residents in Inner-City Developments
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0776341
Start year
2008
Keywords
Social Networking Systems; New Media; Human Computer Interaction; Community Informatics; Interaction Design; Urban Neighbourhoods