Dr Ronald Schroeter

BMultimedia Griff, BCompSc (Hons) Furtwangen University, Germany, MPhil Qld, PhD QUT

Dr Ronald Schroeter completed his PhD at the Urban Informatics Research Lab in 2011. His research investigated forms of in-place digital augmentation, which refer to the ability to enhance the experiences of citizens in physical spaces through digital technologies that are directly accessible within that space. In particular, he developed mobile phone and public screen applications for public civic engagement of local citizens, in particular young citizens.

As part of his study, he has developed “Discussions In Space,” a fun, fast paced, short-text platform for collective expression and public discourse, for which he also received the 2012 National iAwards Merit in Research & Development.

Before commencing his PhD he worked as a Senior Research Officer for the e-Science group at the University of Queensland, where he also completed a Research Masters degree in 2004. He is currently a PostDoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), where his main research interests are to translate Urban Informatics and HCI concepts into innovative in-vehicular information systems and interfaces that promote road safety.