Mediated Intelligence in Design

We explore “User-Centred” innovation in the Built Environment through Intelligent fusion of Design & Technology

Who We Are

MInD Lab is a practice-based research group based in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin University, located in Geelong – UNESCO designated City of Design. 

We operate at the intersection of Built environment, Information Technology and Design Innovation. We explore the potential of Information Technology, Intelligent data, computation and digital media to create more agile and adaptive solutions for socially, environmentally and economically viable built environment.


Our work advocates the use of “design thinking” and “system thinking” as a methodology for knowledge production (in research and education), and “trans-disciplinary thinking” as a strategy for cross-sector innovation (for the industry).

We strongly believe that Built Environment research cannot be separated from industry or education and the three must come together for the benefit and ultimate progress of our discipline.

Our Expertise

EXTENDED REALITY

We explore Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and locative media technologies, with practice-based interventions, to transform the representations of space, to create new interactions with information and new workflows.

TRANSDISCIPLINARY DESIGN

We are spearheading a leading debate on a global paradigm shift from “product/application” to “system/implication” approach in “Design” and its disruptive and cross-sector innovation potential.

SMART URBAN ECOSYSTEMS

We investigate the transformational power of an IoT connected world and real-time connectivity for the whole building lifecycle and a smart urban ecosystem.

DIGITAL DESIGN PEDAGOGY

We are exploring and developing new pedagogical models in response to emerging cognitive and epistemological repercussions of technology-mediated design and knowledge acquisition.

AMBIENT INTELIGENCE

We explore user-centred “system design” of intelligent environments responsive to human needs and actions; through sensing capabilities, reasoning mechanisms, actuating capabilities, networking facilities and supporting applications and services.

DIGITAL HERITAGE

We explore the rich representational and experiential possibilities offered by immersive media and locative technologies to create powerful sensory narratives of (in)tangible cultural heritage assets.

Latest News

A DESIGN WEEK SPECIAL EVENT DESIGN CITY | BUILDING AN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

18 & 19 March 2020, The Pier, Geelong Deakin University, DesignMind and the City of[…]

Deakin Sustainability and Virtual Reality in Construction Workshop

7th August 2019, Deakin Waterfront, Geelong The Live+Smart Research Laboratory in conjunction with the MInD Laboratory at[…]

Highlights from Geelong Stakeholder Day

March 2019, Geelong Regional Library In March 2019, more than 140 community stakeholders gathered at[…]

MInD Lab and Imagine Materials at Geelong Manufacturing Council Business Breakfast

September 5th, 2019, Geelong This morning Technology for Geelong organised the 2019 Regional Innovation Summit, part[…]

Our Projects

Smart Surfaces in Buildings – IoT enabled material intelligence

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Experiencing (In)tangible Heritage through eXtended reality (XR) – Case study of Western Beach, Geelong Waterfront

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Swarm Intelligence for Public Transportation: towards a de-centralised, self-organising system in smart urbanism

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Informed, Intelligent, and Connected – Extended Reality for the Design of Future Cities

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An EXtended Reality (XR) Enabled Immersive Collaboration Framework (IDC) for AEC Workflows

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Place Making Using Virtual Environments

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P-OET: Pre-Occupancy Evaluation Tool

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Collaborators

City of Greater Geelong (CoGG)

Geelong UNESCO City of Design ➜
Design Mind

Design Mind ➜
LIVE+SMART Research Laboratory

LIVE+SMART Research Lab ➜
European Design Network (EDN)

European Design Network ➜

Our Team

Prof. Tuba Kocaturk

Director

Dr. Phillip B. Roös

Director of Live+Smart Lab

Prof. Tony Arnel

Deakin Industry Professor

Dr. Rui Wang

Research Fellow

Dr. Sofija Kaljevic

Research Associate

Dr. Jun Wang

Lecturer

Dr. Cecilia De Marinis

Lecturer

Dr M. Reza Hosseini

Associate Head of School 

Dr. John Rollo

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Yolanda Esteban

Lecturer

Dr. Beau B Beza

Associate Head of School

Dr. Chin Koi Khoo

Lecturer

Prof. Seng Loke

Professor in IoT

Dr. Jan Carlo Barca

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Surabhi Pancholi

Lecturer

Dr. Anastasia Globa

Associate Member

Dr. Isun A Kazerani

Associate Member

In Media

Australia’s Science
Channel

UNESCO Geelong
Stakeholder Day

Milan Design
Week

Contact us

Mediated Intelligence in Design (MInD) Lab
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Science Engineering & Built Environment Deakin University