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Dr Nicole Gardner

Lecturer, Computational Design
Computational Design (CoDe)

Dr Nicole Gardner is a Lecturer in the Bachelor of Computational Design in the Built Environment faculty at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia, and an Australian Registered Architect. Her research engages an interdisciplinary range of theories from the Critical Philosophy of Technology to Technofeminism and material feminist perspectives to investigate human-technology relations and changing socio-technical relationships between digital and computational technologies and the design, delivery and production of the built environment. 

Room: 
2007
Building: 
Red Centre West Wing
Phone: 
9385 4841
Bio: 

Dr Nicole Gardner is a Lecturer in the Bachelor of Computational Design, in the Australian School of Architecture and Design, Faculty of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales. Her teaching and research explore the relationships between contemporary digital culture and design practice from the scale of architectural cyber-physical making systems to smart city strategies. She is an Australian Registered Architect (NSW 7921) with twelve years project experience in Adelaide, London, and Sydney on a range of project typologies and scales. Her work on major public transport projects such as King’s Cross Underground Station Redevelopment, London and, in her role as a Senior Architect with Arup, Sydney, design concepts for the proposed Sydney Metro, informed academic research into urban mobility and digital technologies. She has co-authored 3 book publications including Computational Design: From Promise to Practice (avedition),  Interchanging: Future designs for responsive transport environments (AADR, 2014) and Infostructure: A Transport Research Project (2010, FreerangePress) as well as numerous peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers. Nicole has taught and lectured in architecture, and design theory, at the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Her doctoral thesis adopted an interdisciplinary method and liminal theory to critique discourses on mobile technologies and public space in the context of urban transformation.

Publications:
Books

Gardner N; Haeusler M; Mahar B, (eds.), 2014, Interchanging – Future designs for responsive transport environments, first, Spurbuch,, Bamberg, Germany, http://www.spurbuch.de/en/product-reader-aadr/product/interchanging.html

Gardner N; Haeusler MH; Tomitsch M, 2010, Infostructure: A Transport Research Project, 1, Freerange Press, Christchurch, http://www.projectfreerange.com/freerange-press/infostructure/

Book Chapters

Gardner N, 2019, 'A Postphenomenological Approach to Computational Design Ethics', in Gardner N; Haeusler M; Yannis Z (ed.), Computational Design From Promise to Practice, avedition GmgH, Stuttgart, Germany, pp. 42 - 55

Haeusler M; Gardner N, 2019, 'Introduction: Computational Design - From Promise to Practice', in Haeusler M; Gardner N; Zavoleas Y (ed.), Computational Design - From Promise to Practice, avedition, Ludwigsburg, pp. 7 - 15

Edited Books

Haeusler M; Gardner N; Zavoleas Y, (eds.), 2019, Computational Design - From Promise to Practice, Avedition, Ludwigsburg

Journal articles

Doherty B; Gardner N; Higgs B; Ray A; Varshney I, 2020, 'The shakedown: Developing an indoor-localisation system for quantifying toilet usage in offices', Architectural Science Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2020.1748869

Trilsbeck M; Gardner N; Fabbri A; Haeusler MH; Zavoleas Y; Page M, 2019, 'Meeting in the middle: Hybrid clay three-dimensional fabrication processes for bio-reef structures', International Journal of Architectural Computing, vol. 17, pp. 148 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1478077119849655

Gardner N, 2019, 'New Divisions of Digital Labour in Architecture', Feminist Review, vol. 123, pp. 106 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0141778919879766

Gardner N; Hespanhol L, 2018, 'SMLXL: Scaling the smart city, from metropolis to individual', City, Culture and Society, vol. 12, pp. 54 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.006

Conference Papers

Erzetic C; Dobbs T; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Zavoleas Y, 2019, 'Enhancing User-Engagement in the Design Process through Augmented Reality Applications', in Xavier S; Castro H (ed.), eCAADe 37/Sigradi 23: Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution, eCAADe/Sigradi & University of Porto, University of Porto, Portugal, pp. 423 - 432, presented at eCAADe 37/Sigradi 23: Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution, University of Porto, Portugal, 11 September 2019 - 13 September 2019, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaadesigradi2019_027

Scott S; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler MH, 2019, 'Discoverable desks', in Intelligent and Informed - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2019, New Zealand, pp. 653 - 662, presented at CAADRIA, New Zealand, 15 August 2019 - 18 August 2019

Leung E; Butler A; Asher R; Gardner N; Haeusler MH, 2019, 'Redback BIM', in Intelligent and Informed - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2019, New Zealand, pp. 775 - 784, presented at CAADRIA, New Zealand, 15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019

Sheldon A; Dobbs T; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Ramos C; Zavoleas Y, 2019, 'Putting the AR in (AR)chitecture: Integrating Voice Recognition and Gesture Control for Augmented Reality Interaction to Enhance Design Practice', in Haeusler M; Schnabel MA; Fukuda T (eds.), Intelligent & Informed - Proceedings of the 24th CAADRIA Conference, CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, pp. 475 - 484, presented at CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, 15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2019_081

NG JMY; Khean N; Madden D; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Zavoleas Y, 2019, 'Optimising Image Classification: Implementation of Convolutional Neural Network Algorithms to Distinguish between Plans and Sections within the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AED) Industry', in Haeusler M; Schnabel MA; Fukuda T (eds.), Intelligent & Informed - Proceedings of the 24th CAADRIA Conference, CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, pp. 795 - 804, presented at CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, 15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2019_126

Johan R; Chernyavsky M; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Zavoleas Y, 2019, 'Building Intelligence through Generative Design: Structural Analysis and Optimisation Informed by Material Performance', in Haeusler M; Schnabel MA; Fukuda T (eds.), Intelligent & Informed - Proceedings of the 24th CAADRIA Conference, CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, pp. 371 - 380, presented at CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, 15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2019_104

Green S; King G; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Zavoleas Y, 2019, 'Designing out Urban Heat Islands: Optimisation of Footpath Materials with Different Albedo Value through Evolutionary Algorithms to Address Urban Heat Island Effect', in Haeusler M; Schnabel MA; Fukuda T (eds.), Intelligent & Informed - Proceedings of the 24th CAADRIA Conference, CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, pp. 603 - 612, presented at CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, 15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2019_080

Camacho D; Dobbs T; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Zavoleas Y, 2019, 'Hands On Design – Integrating Haptic Interaction and Feedback in Virtual Environments for Enhanced Immersive Experiences in Design Practice', in Haeusler M; Schnabel MA; Fukuda T (eds.), Intelligent & Informed - 24th CAADRIA Conference, CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, pp. 563 - 572, presented at Intelligent & Informed, Victoria University of Wellington, 15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2019_647

Panerras H; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M, 2018, 'Augmented Reality in the Design Process - Using visual effects (VFX) motion tracking techniques to conduct quantification research on the performance of augmented reality', in Kępczyńska-Walczak A; Białkowski S (ed.), Proceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference, Lodz, Poland, pp. 761 - 770, presented at 36th eCAADe, Lodz, Poland, 19 September 2018 - 21 September 2018, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaade2018_114

Gardner N, 2018, 'Architecture-Human-Machine (re)configurations: Examining computational design in practice', in Kepczynska-Walczak A; Bialkowski S (ed.), Computing for a better tomorrow - Proceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) and Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Lodz University of Technology., Lodz, Poland, pp. 139 - 148, presented at Computing for a better tomorrow 36th eCAADe Conference, Lodz, Poland, 19 September 2018 - 21 September 2018, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaade2018_243

Leung E; Asher R; Butler A; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M, 2018, 'Redback BIM: Developing 'De-Localised' Open-Source Architecture-Centric Tools', in Fukuda T; Huang W; Janssen P; Crolla K; Alhadidi S (eds.), Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, pp. 21 - 30, presented at Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 17 May 2018 - 19 May 2018, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?caadria2018_122

Gardner N; Rahmat H, 2018, 'Digital dialogues: Computational Design from Promise to Retweet', in Proceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18), The University of Sydney, The University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 263 - 275, presented at Annual Design Research Conference (ADR), The University of Sydney, Australia, 27 September 2018 - 28 September 2018

Khean N; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M, 2018, 'The Introspection of Deep Neural Networks Towards Illuminating the Black Box: Training Architects Machine Learning via Grasshopper Definitions', in Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) 2018, association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Tsinghua University, Beijing, pp. 237 - 246, presented at Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 17 May 2018 - 19 May 2018

Hawton D; Cooper-Wooley B; Odolphi J; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M, 2018, 'Shared Immersive Environments for Parametric Model Manipulation: Evaluating a Workflow for Parametric Model Manipulation from Within Immersive Virtual Environments', in Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, pp. 483 - 492, presented at Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 17 May 2018 - 19 May 2018

Bungbrakearti N; Cooper-Wooley B; Odolphi J; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M, 2018, 'HOLOSYNC: A Comparative Study on Mixed Reality and Contemporary Communication Methods in a Building Design Context', in Fukuda T; Huang W; Janssen P; Crolla K; Alhadidi S (eds.), Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, pp. 401 - 410, presented at Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 17 May 2018 - 19 May 2018

Gardner NL; Hespanhol L, 2016, 'SMLXL: Thinking between scales and designing with data for smarter cities', in Proceedings of the AASA 2016 9th International Conference Project to Practice: Innovating Architecture, Project to Practice:Innovating Architecture AASA 9th International Conference, University of Technology Sydney, presented at Project to Practice:Innovating Architecture AASA 9th International Conference, University of Technology Sydney, 30 September 2016 - 01 October 2016

Rosenberg E; Haeusler MH; Araullo R; Gardner N, 2015, 'Smart Architecture-Bots & Industry 4.0 Principles for Architecture', in Martens B; Wurzer G; Grasl T; Lorenz WE; Schaffranek R (eds.), Real Time - Proceedings of the 33rd eCAADe Conference, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, pp. 251 - 259, presented at eCAADe, Vienna, 16 September 2015 - 18 September 2015, http://cumincad.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?_id=ecaade2015_155&sort=DEFAULT&search=haeusler&hits=16

Gardner NL, 2015, 'Agitating Architecture: Critical Reflections on Ubiquitous Computing', in hogben P; O’Callaghan J (ed.), SAHANZ 2015 Architecture Institutions and Change: Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand Volume 32, SAHANZ 2015 Architecture Institutions and Change, Sydney, presented at SAHANZ 2015 Architecture Institutions and Change, Sydney, 07 July 2015 - 10 July 2015, http://sahanz2015.be.unsw.edu.au/papers/SAHANZ%202015%20-%20Front%20pages%20&%20Table%20of%20Contents.pdf

Haeusler MH; Gardner N; Mahar B, 2014, 'Interchanging: Responsive transport infrastructures for twenty-first century urban digital culture', in Interchanging: Responsive transport infrastructures for twenty-first century urban digital culture, Proceedings of the 7th International Urban Design Conference: Designing Productive Cities – 2014, Adelaide, Australia, presented at Proceedings of the 7th International Urban Design Conference: Designing Productive Cities – 2014, Adelaide, Australia, 01 September 2014 - 03 September 2014

Gardner NL; Harfield S, 2014, 'Great Expectations: Mobilising histories and transforming the city through mobile technology practices', in Gjerde M; Petrović E (ed.), UHPH_14: Landscapes and ecologies of urban and planning history, Proceedings of the 12th conference of the Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group, UHPH_14: Landscapes and ecologies of urban and planning history, Wellington, NZ, presented at UHPH_14: Landscapes and ecologies of urban and planning history, Wellington, NZ, 02 February 2014 - 05 February 2014

Barker T; Gardner N; Haeusler MH; Tomitsch M, 2011, 'Last train to trancentral: From infrastructure to 'info'structure - A case study of embedding digital technology into existing public transport infrastructures', in Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2011, pp. 335 - 344

Haeusler MH; Tomitsch M; Gardner N; Barker T, 2011, 'Infostructures – Embedding Media Facades in Public Transport', in CHI2011 Computer Human Interaction Conference 2011, CHI2011 Computer Human Interaction Conference 2011, Vancover, presented at CHI2011 Computer Human Interaction Conference 2011, Vancover, 07 May 2011 - 12 May 2011

Theses / Dissertations

Gardner NL, 2018, The transformation of public space: Mobile technology practices and urban liminalities