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Become a project participant

In this project, we are researching how everyday Australians use location services on their mobile devices, how aware they are of the location data they create and share through their everyday mobile media use, and how this data is used, tracked, and valued by digital media services.

Do you use your smartphone to

  • get directions from your current location to somewhere you want to go
  • receive weather updates or restaurant recommendations based on where you are
  • track your exercise
  • or to tell your friends where you are by ‘checking in’ to a location on social media?

If so, then we would love to hear your thoughts and opinions, and we invite you to become a participant in the project through our national survey in May 2019 and/or our design-led user study, starting October 2019.

Current calls for participation: Design-led user study

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 a 2.5-hour workshop, 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.

Workshops will be held at a number of locations in Queensland, Victoria, and Western Australia, starting with Queensland in October 2019. Please read our Participant Information Sheet to find out more, and see below for workshop locations and dates. Participants will be compensated with a $50 giftcard.

Queensland workshop details and registration

Brisbane (14 October)
Time and date: Monday 14 October 10am-12:30pm
Location: QUT Gardens Point Campus, Building U (QUT Art Museum), level 2, room 214
Register: Brisbane workshop registration

Toowoomba (20 October)
Time and date: Sunday 20 October 10am-12:30pm
Location: Toowoomba City Library
Register: Toowoomba workshop registration

What we’ll provide
Light refreshments will be provided and participants will be compensated with a $50 cashcard 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.

Victoria workshop details and registration

Dates and locations TBC

Western Australia workshop details and registration

Dates and locations TBC