Research and Projects

Research Themes

To date our research has drawn upon four interrelated themes:

  1. Travellers’ use of location-aware social applications, smartphones and digital technologies

  2. Safety and well-being in a digital world

  3. Inequality and social difference in a digital world

  4. Digital transport, travel and mobilities futures

Research Projects

The TinDA team has tackled a wide variety of research projects related to the intersections of mobile lives, people, travel and technology. Topics have included:

  • Tinder Tourism

  • Travellers’ Use of Location-Aware Social Applications

  • Travel and Transformation in a Mobile World

  • The Experiences of Asian Working Holiday Makers in Australia

  • Women’s Safety and Location-aware Social Applications

  • Exploring Sexual Racism and Intercultural, Sexuality and Gender Relations on Mobile Dating Applications

  • Harnessing Digital Technologies for Community Safety in Parramatta City (Sydney, Australia)

  • Mapping Technologically Mediated Social Relations

  • Understanding the Lived Experience of Smart Phone Application Architectures: Journeying the User Experience of Mobile Dating and Travel Applications

Current Calls for Participants

The TinDA team is always on the look out for participants to share their experiences with us in interviews, online surveys, focus groups, and the many other ways we collect data.

Please visit our ‘Participate’ page by clicking the button below find out about how you might be able to contribute to our current projects.