ARC Success!!!

Hi all,

We have 4 successes in the last ARC announcement for grant funding
from the CGDR, congratulations everyone involved!!! 

Dr. Rohit Ashok Khot (RMIT)

Designing augmented eating interfaces to promote mindful eating ($398,000)
This project aims to develop and test novel augmented eating
interfaces in order to address the contradiction between the concept
of mindful eating (no distractions) and the reality of screen cultures
(eating with screens). Eating while watching screens can be
problematic because it can cause overeating, which can manifest into
bigger health concerns such as obesity and heart disease. This project
expects to generate new knowledge in the field of human-food
interaction. It presents two new augmented eating systems and a
socio-technological study of these systems in use within Australian
households. The expected outcomes include a framework on how to design
interactive systems that encourage mindful eating without compromising
the pleasures of screen-based media and the eating experience and a
greater theoretical understanding of how to support mindful eating in
everyday practice.

ARC Linkage
Associate Professor Melanie Swalwell; Dr Helen Stuckey (RMIT); Dr Denise de Vries; Professor Angela Ndalianis; Mr Sebastian Chan(ACMI):
Play it again: preserving Australian videogame history($573,620)
This project aims to demonstrate and evaluate the emulation of
obsolete operating systems and programs in a cloud-based environment
to document, preserve, and exhibit digital cultural heritage. The
challenge of preserving and accessing complex digital cultural
heritage such as software is one that collecting institutions
worldwide are facing. This project will address this challenge by
recovering the history of Australian made videogames of the 1990s,
preserving significant local digital game artefacts currently at risk,
and investigating how these can be exhibited as playable software
using the newest emulation techniques. The project expects to generate
new knowledge needed by government, museums and industry to inform
future strategy and infrastructure investment aimed at making a range
of digital cultural heritage available to the public.

Prof. Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller (RMIT) and Prof. Elise van den Hoven (UTS):

Muscle memory: the key to novel interactive memory support systems ($410,000)
This project Investigates how interaction design can utilize muscle
memory to create novel interactive memory support systems. This
research aids researchers with embodied interaction knowledge to help
analyse memory apps; offers guidance to the developers of muscle
memory systems, supporting the interactive media industry; and extends
serious games theory so that designers can create engaging muscle
memory experiences.

ARC Discovery:
Dr Flora Salim; Dr Yongli Ren; Professor Cecilia Mascolo; Professor Charles Clarke 

Multi-resolution situation recognition for urban-aware smart assistant ($390,000)
This project aims to develop a situation recognition framework to recognise and anticipate unforeseen emerging situations, such as schedule changes, incidents, and disruptions in an urban environment. The project will address a significant knowledge gap by capturing and modelling unpredictability in human mobility and work routines. The outcome will be a situation recognition framework that can be applied at the individual, social group, and urban level, and at multiple locations and time scales. This should provide users with timely notifications and recommendations to resume their activities and routines. The expected benefits will be far-ranging and adaptable to many domains, from personal smart assistants to trip planning and emergency services.

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