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Dr Aida Eslami Afrooz

Research Centre Staff, City Futures Research Centre

PhD (UNSW); M Urban Design (UTM); B. Urban Development (IAUM)

Room: 
1020
Phone: 
(2) 9385 5255
Bio: 

Aida has involved in many projects nationally Australia and internationally (Iran and Malaysia). She has more than 8 years of work experience in local government, academic, and private sectors. She has highly developed skills in: wayfinding studies, urban design, city analytics, smart cities, research design, and advanced technical skills such as: eye-tracking implications in urban design, 3D modelling (SketchUp, CityEngine), Augmented Reality Sandbox, Virtual Reality, advanced analysis skills using GIS, and statistical skills using SPSS.

Grants: 

 

  • Wayfinding at night - City of Sydney 
  • Find Your Sport - NSW Techvoucher
  • Find Your Sport- BUSINESS OF PURSUITS PTY LTD
  • Geodesign Liverpool collaboration area - NSW DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT

 

 

Awards: 
  • University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA)- 2011
  • Three Minutes Thesis Competition -2015 and 2016
  • Second Best Oral Presentation Award, ISPRS Technical CommisionIV, Delft, 2018
Teaching & Supervision: 

Research seminar BENV7020

Supervision Area: 

Wayfinding

Urban Design 

Accessibility 

 

Publications:
Book Chapters

Eslami Afrooz A; Lowe R; Zarpelon Leao S; Pettit C, 2018, '3D and Virtual Reality for Supporting Redevelopment Assessment', in Reed R; Pettit C (ed.), Real Estate and GIS The Application of Mapping Technologies, edn. 1st, Routledge, New York, pp. 162-185, 10.1201/9781315642789

Randolph B; Eslami Afrooz A; Pettit C, 2018, 'Residential Intensification and Housing Demand: A Case Study of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne', in Reed R; Pettit C (ed.), Real Estate and GIS: The Application of Mapping Technologies, edn. 1st, Routledge, London, pp. 12-35, 10.1201/9781315642789

Journal articles

Afrooz A; White D; Parolin B, 2018, 'Effects of active and passive exploration of the built environment on memory during wayfinding', Applied Geography, vol. 101, pp. 68-74, 10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.10.009

Conference Papers

Afrooz A; Ballal H; Pettit C, 2018, 'Implementing augmented reality sandbox in geodesign: A future', in ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, pp. 5-12, 10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-5-2018

Afrooz A; White D; Neuman M, 2014, 'Way-finding improves visual memory for built environments', in CEUR Workshop Proceedings, pp. 57-61

Afrooz AE; White D; Neuman M, 2014, 'Which visual cues are important in way-finding? Measuring the influence of travel mode on visual memory for built environments', in Assistive Technology Research Series, pp. 394-403, 10.3233/978-1-61499-403-9-394

Eslami Afrooz A; Hanaee T; Parolin BP, 2012, 'Wayfinding Performance of Visually Impaired Pedestrians in an Urban Area', in Proceedings REALCORP 2012 Tagungsband, REALCORP 2012 17th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regonal Development in the Information Society, Schwechat, Austria, pp. 1081-1091, presented at REALCORP 2012 17th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regonal Development in the Information Society, Schwechat, Austria, 14 - 16 May 2012

Reports

Eslami Afrooz A; Kalali P; Pettit C, 2018, Find Your Sport: Wayfinding mobile application, Techconnect Department of Industry, https://cityfutures.be.unsw.edu.au/research/city-analytics/find-your-sport-wayfinding-mobile-application/

Eslami Afrooz A; Punt E; Ticzon C; Agagiotis S; Jacobs R; Summerhayes S; Pettit C, 2018, Precinct scale living laboratories and the value of spatial data: Outcomes report, Low carbon Living CRC, CityFutures UNSW, Randwick City Council

Eslami Afrooz A; Parisa Kalali; Simone Zarpelon Leao; Christopher Pettit, 2017, wayfinding at night: literature review, City of Sydney Council, https://cityfutures.be.unsw.edu.au/research/projects/wayfinding-night-best-practice-literature-review/

Harvison T; Eslami Afrooz, A; Neuman M; Harvison T, 2012, Climate Change Adaptation: Buildings and Neighbourhoods, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Theses / Dissertations

Eslami Afrooz A, 2016, The influence of active versus passive exploration of the built environment on way-finding and visual memory, UNSW