Description This project is being undertaken as part of PhD project for Kirralie Houghton.
The purpose of this project is to explore how people use public places as social places or third places and if new technology and media might change how people use and experience ‘third’ places. To consider how new media and new technologies can be utilized by planners and urban designers. The key questions to be considered are:
• What is the urban planner’s role in designing third places, specifically what new processes and tools will they need to develop urban spaces to meet the rapidly changing nature of public behaviour and social interaction in this mobile, real-time, and ubiquitous computing age? • To critically examine the question of whether their needs to be a responsive change to physical place to meet the needs of a connected and ubiquitous computing age? • How can new media be utilized by planners and designers to enhance the experience of place? The research team requests your assistance because you have been identified as a professional working within the urban design or planning field.
Participation Your participation in this project is voluntary. By filling in this survey you are agreeing to participate. All responses are anonymous. Your decision to participate will in no way impact upon your current or future relationship with QUT.