Marcus Foth on creating a research niche and building a lab

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Podcast: Changing Academic Life
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”

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Urban Informatics Lab –

References to his books from here –

Smart Cities Summer School –

Jaz Choi –

Designing Interactive Systems (DIS2016) conference –

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