A new “fictional commodity” is emerging as a dominant characteristic of market dynamics in the 21st century. “Reality” is about to undergo a fictional transformation and be reborn as “behavior.” This includes the behavior of creatures, their bodies, and their things. It includes actual behavior and data about behavior. It is the world-spanning organism reborn [...]
My colleagues Anna Harrison, Vesna Popovic and I have a new paper out in the Journal of Vacation Marketing, "A new model for airport passenger segmentation". In it we argue that a new way to consider people's experience in airports is around time and enthusiasm for the airport experience. Here's the abstract: Recent changes in [...]
Recently the Choice website featured an interview with my colleague A.Prof Thea Blackler, speaking about some of the outcomes of her research into "Intuitive Interaction" and how older people use, or struggle to use, new technology.
Several colleagues include Prof Vesna Popovic and two of my current PhD students were featured in a nice piece on the Channel 7 Brisbane news for some of our work on Airports of the Future. (This seems to be geoblocked so it doesn't work if you're outside Australia. Sorry.)
I'm very pleased to announce the availability of "Guerrilla Research Tactics: Alternative Research Methods in Urban Environments", a new publication with my colleagues Glenda Caldwell, Lindy Osborne and Inger Mewburn. It's a case study in a chapter in a forthcoming book with MIT Press and is also available through the Civic Media Project site.
I sit through a lot of presentations and I have strong opinions about the right way to do them. One of my pet hates is the "questions" slide that people put at the end of a deck. I hate this for three reasons. First, it ends a presentation of work that's taken anywhere from six [...]
Apple’s best moments haven’t been about building elitist filigree but about democratizing meaningful function, and releasing a technology only when the time was right. Mark Wilson in FastCoDesign with the hyperbolic You Guys Realise the Apple Watch is Going to Flop, Right? I think there's design criticism to be had with the Apple Watch. The [...]
In tomorrow's Research Methods tute, this paper is used as a model for the first assignment, a "critical analysis" of a research paper. The point is not to criticise the paper but to demonstrate understanding of how the paper articulates potential design outcomes.