City Sensing Data Futures reports on a collaboration between the City of Melbourne and Monash University’s Emerging Technologies Research Lab. It outlines and demonstrates an ethics-based approach to the capture and use of real-time city data in public spaces, which is inclusive and respects the core organisational and public values of: trust, privacy, transparency, open communication and care.
Foresights for Future Living, the most recent report from the Digital Energy Futures project, explores how people — their values, routines, and response to emerging tech — are at the centre of key questions and challenges faced by energy futures and forecasting.
The Future Home Life report presents changing digital lifestyle trends and their potential impact on household electricity demand in the near (2025-30) and medium-far (2030-50) future.
Digital Energy Futures (DEF) is a landmark project, drawing on future-focused social science research, to better understand how emerging technologies are shaping the way people live – and ultimately, the future energy needs of Australian households.
This report was conducted in collaboration with City of Melbourne and invetsigated how emerging technologies and data were perceived by the public across key sites in the City of Melbourne precinct.
Smart Homes for Seniors: Intelligent Home Solutions for Independent Living Final research evaluation report
For many Australians across all generations, our ‘new normal’ means increasing interaction with technology in our everyday lives. However, research consistently highlights the disparity of outcomes for older people living in rural and remote locations – who don’t have the same level of access to health care or technology services that their urban counterparts do.
The Future Grid Homes project aimed to identify best practice household engagement for the Future Grid. The purpose of this engagement is to improve households’ trust, participation in demand management, and adoption of new energy technologies (e.g. solar PV and battery storage) intended to support affordability and reliability objectives for residential energy consumers.
Consumer experiences following energy market reforms in Victoria: qualitative research with community support workers
The Consumer Experiences following Energy Market Reforms in Victoria project investigated how financially stressed and vulnerable consumers are faring in the current energy market.
Automated Decision Making in Transport Mobilities: Review of Industry Trends and Visions for the Future
The Transport and Mobilities Focus Area scoping study identifies where automated decision-making (ADM) is already present across transport mobilities in Australia (and where relevant overseas), and examines how industry, government and other stakeholders envision it will be part of our futures.