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Designing active play technologies with families

The aim of this project is to design and study digital technologies that enable and support active play in families with young children.To promote healthy growth and development, children aged 1-5 years should be physically active for at least three hours each day. This may include running, jumping and playful activities. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many playgrounds, childcare facilities, and sports clubs are closed, which means that families look for alternatives to stay active.In this project you'll explore:how parents …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)

Augmented sociality and enabling a participatory experience of augmented reality

We're seeking brilliant and highly motivated students to work on an Australian Research Council-funded project.Our goal is to transform augmented reality (AR) from a hyper-specialised tool for power users, into an enabler of creativity, socialisation, and new forms of community.We want everyday users to be able to augment reality as they wish and share such newly-created experiences with their friends, family, and community.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)

Domestic Violence

Dr Bridget Harris and Dr Laura Vitis are available to supervise students who are interested in the areas of technology-facilitated coercive control, online abuser networks, post-separation abuse or rural/regional domestic violence.

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Justice
Research centre(s)
Centre for Justice

Police body-worn camera technology in response to domestic and family violence

Heralded as a ‘game-changer’, this project explores the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) in State responses to domestic and family violence (DFV). Proponents suggest the technology could increase the likelihood of guilty pleas or convictions; strengthen evidential cases; lessen State resources expended in investigating and prosecuting matters; bolster police accountability and perceptions of procedural justice; and reduce victim/survivor court appearances. Despite these potential benefits, there are also various limitations and unintended consequences associated with BWC use in response to DFV. …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Justice
Research centre(s)

Digital Childhoods

Potential projects available include:Young children in a digital worldChildren and social mediaEducation in the early years using digital technologyFamilies in a digital worldChildren co-designing technology

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Education
School
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
Research centre(s)
Centre for the Digital Child

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