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.
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.
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.
We investigate the role of technology in the augmentation of urban physical spaces with location-specific digital services, products or experiences to create more attractive and memorable places for all.
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.
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.
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