STAC living. Promoting efficient multi-residential buildings in subtropical climates.

Polson, Debra & Kennedy, Rosemary J. (2014) STAC living. Promoting efficient multi-residential buildings in subtropical climates. [Digital/Creative Work]

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STAC is a mobile application (app) designed to promote the benefits of climate-aware urban development in Subtropical environments. Although, STAC is primarily tool for understanding climate efficient buildings in Brisbane, Australia, it also demonstrates how other exemplary buildings operate in other subtropical cities of the world. The STAC research and development team applied research undertaken by the Centre for Subtropical Design (Brisbane) to profile buildings past and present that have contributed to the creation of a vibrant society, a viable economy, a healthy environment, and an authentic sense of place. In collaboration with researchers from the field of Interaction Design, this knowledge and data was collated, processed and curated for presentation via a custom mobile application designed to distribute this important research for review and consideration on-location in local settings and for comparison across all other global subtropical regions and projects identified by this research.

This collaboration adopted a Design-based Research (DBR) Methodology guided by the main tenets of research and design iteration and cross-discipline collaboration in real-world settings, resulting in the formulation of contextually-sensitive design principles, theories, and tools for design intervention. Combined with significant context review of available technology and data and subsequent case study analysis of exemplar design applications.

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ID Code: 75872
Item Type: Creative Work (Digital/Creative Work)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
VRES Researcher
  • Vivien Chang
VRES Researcher
  • Kate Devitt
VRES Researcher
  • Megan Harvey
Funders: Institute of Future Environments, Creative Industries Vacation Research Experience Scheme
Material: Mobile Web Product
Number of Pieces: 3
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Keywords: Subtropical Urban Design, Climate Responsive Design, Mobile App Design, STAC Living, Interaction Design, Multi-Residential Buildings, Design-based Research, Mobile Web Development
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 08 Feb 2016 23:53
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2016 04:45

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