Episode: Marcus Foth on creating a research niche and building a lab
Episode pub date: 2016-09-25
Marcus Foth is an i/Director of the QUT Design Lab, founder and former director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab, and Professor in Interactive & Visual Design, School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. Marcus talks about being on sabbatical, creating a research niche at the intersection of disciplines and publishing in diverse venues. He also shares his experiences of setting up a new lab and of chairing conferences.
“We need to first focus on the passion and zest of our researchers – and it’s not these bean counting KPIs, it’s the beans themselves”
Urban Informatics Lab – https://www.urbaninformatics.net
References to his books from here – https://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/foth/
Smart Cities Summer School – https://summerschool2016-smartcity.tuwien.ac.at
Jaz Choi – https://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/choih/
Designing Interactive Systems (DIS2016) conference – https://www.dis2016.org
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