Publications

Last Train to Trancentral – From Infrastructure to “Info”structure, A Case Study of Embedding Digital Technology Into Existing Public Transport Infrastructures

lttt3

This article was a further investigation into the various methods by which we may be able to move from an infrastructure to an “infostructure” – integration of responsive technologies into our transport environments. Presented at the Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia Conference (CAADRIA 2011), the article examined three potential solutions for developing an… Read more

Infostructures – A Transport Research Project (Book Publication)

Infostructure Cover

Alternate modes of mass transit will help the cities of Australia improve congestion on roads. But how do we encourage people to move to urban public transport and improve the existing network – especially given the constraints that surround the expansion of public transport networks? Infostructure: A Transport Research Project, a book written by Encircle… Read more

“What the Bus” and Why Should I Bother? Designing For User Participation in a Public Transport Information System

What the Bus Interface

In this article, we described the design and evaluation of a mobile application to show crowd-sourced bus arrival times and other information about buses. We wanted to use the power of passengers to collect and share data on the bus network at a time when there was no real time data about bus arrival times… Read more

Infostructures – Embedding Media Facades in Public Transport

This article, co-authored by Encircle members M. Hank Haeusler and Martin Tomitsch, describes two design studies that were completed in preparation of the ARC grant application. It is included in our project publications, since it outlines some of the ideas that form the foundation of the grant proposal. The article investigated the idea of using… Read more

Improving Transport Environments Through Designing Their Infostructure

Improving the infrastructure of a city can at times be a complex and difficult task. It’s generally expensive, a lengthy process, and sometimes controversial. What’s often more achievable is improving what we call the ‘infostructure.’ The infostructure makes use of mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies, coupled with dynamic urban displays, to give users access to… Read more