Start date:October 2014
Research Topic:Negotiating Urban and Wilderness Environments: Tracking Environmental and Mediated Information Use
Research pathway:Human Geography
Research Supervisor:Prof. David Clarke, Prof. Marcus Doel
Supervising school:Department of Geography, Swansea University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
External Sponsor:Ordnance Survey
This work will use head-mounted logging technology to document the behaviour of people whilst they navigate around urban and wild spaces. Special software will identify particular behaviours and relate them to environmental features and navigation behaviour. Subsequently the study will attempt to determine what features of the environment and of the people negotiating that environment lead to particular behaviours. An important aspect of this work will consider of how use of mobile technology modifies behaviour.