My interdisciplinary research focuses on online identities and content creation. Specifically, how people follow varied strategies to create and share content that may reflect their very different circumstances and priorities. Participants range from young creatives who experiment with connected learning and participatory culture to scholars who use varied digital strategies for responding to online harassment. Please view @travisnoakes for tweets on my research interests or get updates by following this site.

++Online academic bullies and mobs
Emeritus Professor Tim Noakes and I are developing a clear definition for online academic bullying. We trust that it will prove useful for bullies' targets and policy makers who confront both phenomena. It may also be used by perpetrators of bullying to check and correct their own behaviour.

++Design strategy in African emoji sticker projects
My fieldwork as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology explores the design strategies that African emoji sticker design projects have followed.

++Anti-cyberbullying emoji sticker design project
Such research into emojis and design strategy will help inform the development of a 'Stop, cyberbully!' emoji sticker curriculum. Students' and designers' contributions will be combined in a set, which will be shared online for researching its use.

++Multimodal argument in data visualisation
Associate Professor Arlene Archer and I are researching multimodal argument in data visualisation infographics based on fieldwork at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, UCT (2017-18).

xxInequality in Digital Personas (2009-18)
My PhD thesis is available on Open UCT. This work was supported by South Africa’s National Research Fund, which provided funding as part of its ‘Procedural literacy, digital media and curriculum’ grant.

xxMedia, Conflict and Democratisation (2015-16)
I developed a coding index that was used by MeCoDEM's international team of researchers for coding interviews with social activists and journalists from Egypt, Kenya, Serbia and South Africa.

xxStudent ICT Access and Use (2011-13)
I prepared ICT Access and Use's first and second cycle coding schemas after transcribing many student interviews.

Please view the related peer-reviewed research articlesconference papers and chapters. This content has been shared from my Google Drive or Microsoft One Drive accounts, where permissable.

My other scholarly profiles are on GoogleORCIDSCOPUSAcademia.eduResearchGate and
Microsoft Academic. Select presentations are available on Slideshare.

I am active in the South African Multimodality in Education research group (SAME, UCT) and Design Research group (DRAW, CPUT). I'm also literally in the same WhatsApp group of Professor Johannes Cronje's Technology in Education Research Postgraduate Students group (TERPS, CPUT).

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