Located Knowledge

We are working with Google to set up located knowledge projects that can be incorporated into Google Maps or Google Earth to enhance the story sharing capabilities of mainstream technology.

The system will enable Aboriginal knowledge and language to be shared using the location based GIS system to inform all people of the creative and beautiful nature of this country and its First Peoples.

This will link many of our other projects to provide more opportunities to build self-expression and story sharing online.


Indigenous Graduates in IT and Engineering

We are working with various partners to develop IT and Engineering skills amongst the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

This includes Google and CBA who wish to provide internships to Indigenous students to give then the opportunity to learn these skills in a highly supportive environment, and also for the companies to take advantage of the highly creative and innovative skills of the First Peoples.

We will be displaying various projects as practical engagement expereince for high school students as part of the UTS Galuwa experience  this year.

Indigenous Graduate Attributes

The Centre will be developing projects and material to embed Indigenous Knowledge into the UTS Engineering and IT curriculum. There will be many approaches to this, including the Enduring Engineering material and app

We are also working with BlackCard training to develop an online site to cover Aboriginal perspectives on management governance (this was initially developed for CBA)


Learning Games located

We are working with Tomas Trescak and Michael Rampe (Macquarie Uni) and the PowerHouse Museum to create Virtual Reality artefacts and games for people to share and use to develop new immersive learning experiences. We are also working wtih Brett Leavy (Virtual Kamay) to add language to his virtual worlds

This work will provide practical projects for students to engage with VR in a setting that incorporates Indigenous knowledge, language and protocols.

Cancer App

We working in partnership with Dr Shadi Erfani from the UTS School of Systems Management and Leadership. This is a collaboration with the School of Software which may partner with cancer institute to provide an app that is suitable and effective for Indigenous users.

Close the Gap with data evidence

We are working with Scott Avery from the First Peoples Disability Network to develop a visual display of data relating to Aboriginal health, particularly in the area of disability and disability support. This will be presented at the Data Arena in UTS in Close the Gap week 2017

This will be a virtual reality data visualisation display to assist government and providers to understand the situation and the ongoing needs of disabled First Peoples in Australia.

Michael Mieni is working on this project collecting data and developing the display.

Diabetes support

We are working with Prof Sandra Eades on a project with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute to provide a mobile based survey for users to track and manage their lifestyle

This project is being run in conjunction with the Software Development Studio at UTS, where a group of students will be developing the app in consultation with the clients prof Sandra Eades and Assoc Prof Christopher Lawrence

We are grateful to Julia Prior at UTS for setting up the Studio and supporting these projects.

Technological Garden

Jumbunna is getting a new garden, and this will incorporate digital services to provide visitors with information on each plant. Aunty Fran Bodkin will be providing the information on the medicinal and nutritional properties of the plants used in the garden

Tamatau Faleono will be providing some of the technology to support the display with assistance from Tuck Wah Leong

Aunty Able

The centre is working with Michelle Di Giacomo and Anna Green from the School of Health, joining the Health ARC Linkage project to provide support for Aboriginal carers of disabled people

We are working with Scott Avery from the First Peoples Disability Network to combine the information collected on service providers in this space into an interactive and user-tested mobile app that will support carers to find suitable services and support across the myriad of programs and organisations in this space.

Aimee Woods is working on this project to develop graphics, user interface and interaction that is suitable for community.

Love by Numbers – Google Presentation

CITR&D was proud to host the Love By Numbers exhibition in the UTS Data Arena on February 17. This was a beautiful preview of the visual display of the data Google has collected on people’s attitude to Marriage Equality