Ambient Nature Network: designing technologies to connect people to and through nature

This project aims to reconnect people to nature through new technology. Events in nature occur at times, places and scales that are hard to witness, leading to human disconnection from nature. We propose to address this time-place-scale disconnect by researching and designing new low-cost devices that combine environmental sensors with new interfaces to reveal local nature in parks and gardens in calm, engaging ways within and between homes. Outcomes will be new connected devices, playful interfaces and social sharing mechanisms; an evaluation with local groups; and a new theory of technology supported human-nature interaction. Anticipated benefits are new forms of community-led open science and conservation.

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Funding / Grants

  • Australian Research Council (DP190101647) (2019 - 2022)

Chief Investigators

Other Team Members

  • Prof Paul Roe - QUT Principal Investigator
  • Prof Yvonne Rogers - Partner Investigator