The Digital Media, Location Awareness, and the Politics of Geodata project is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project that investigates the ‘location awareness’ of Australian smartphone users: their understanding of the geodata they are creating and sharing, and how it is used, tracked, and valued by digital media services.
We invite you, as an everyday user of digital media, to participate in this Australian-first research project where we will be using multisensorial mapping and co-design methods to explore and design for location awareness.
To participate, you will need to attend and participate in two 2-hour workshops:
- a 2-hour focus group, where you will discuss your everyday engagement with location-based digital media, and explore your understanding of the location data you share through your use of digital and mobile media.
- a 2-hour co-design workshop, where you will help us design better ways to communicate location awareness in Australia.
Workshops will be held in Brisbane, Logan, and Toowoomba on the dates below.
Workshop details and registration
Location: QUT, Kelvin Grove
Workshop 1 (focus group): Wednesday 2 October 10 am – 12 pm at QUT, Kelvin Grove
Workshop 2 (co-design workshop): Sunday 6 October 10 am–12 pm at QUT, Kelvin Grove
Register: Brisbane workshop registration
Logan (8 and 12 October)
Location: Logan Central Library
Workshop 1 (focus group): Tuesday 8 October 5–7 pm
Workshop 2 (co-design workshop): Saturday 12 October 10 am – 12 pm
Register: Logan workshop registration
Toowoomba (15 and 20 October)
Location: Toowoomba City Library
Workshop 1 (focus group): Tuesday 15 October 5–7 pm
Workshop 2 (co-design workshop): Sunday 20 October 10 am – 12 pm
Register: Toowoomba workshop registration
What we’ll provide
Light refreshments will be provided and participants will be compensated with a $50 giftcard for attending both workshops in any one of the above locations.
Interested in participating?
Please read the Participant Information Sheet, which explains the research in detail. If you are interested in participating, please click on the registration links above to register via Eventbrite.