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Dr Frauke Behrendt's research contributes to the understanding of both the design process and the user experience of emerging/innovative mobile and digital technologies.

Her findings have impact in the areas of media, mobility, sustainability, interaction design, sound studies, intelligent transport and smart cities. Behrendt's results and insights translate into policy, design and teaching.

Research interests

Dr Frauke Behrendt is a Principal Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Brighton and Deputy Head of School for Research and Enterprise in the School of Media. She is also the founding director of the Centre for Digital Media Cultures. Behrendt let the EPSRC-funded research project ‘Smart e-bikes – understanding how commuters and communities engage with electrically-assisted cycling’, the 'Intelligent Transport Solutions for Social Inclusion' project, and the research on the NetPark project.

Dr Behrendt is a Fellow of Theatrum Mundi and was on the on the Steering Committee of the EU COST IC0601 Action on Sonic Interaction Design (SID). For this, she co-curated an exhibition on ‘Sonic Interaction Design’ at the Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine in Oslo (29 May 2011 - 21 August 2011) in connection with NIME 2011.  She was on the Steering Committee of the International Workshop of Mobile Music Technology.

Previously, Dr Behrendt held positions as Research Fellow at the Cultures of the Digital Economy Institute (CoDE), Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, at the University of Sussex and as Visiting Assistant Professor at the Digital+Media MFA program at the Rhode Island School of Design (US).

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2006 2018

Cars vs Bikes: Intelligent Transport in EC Policy Documents

Behrendt, F. 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

European Community
Railroad cars


Behrendt, F. 8 Nov 2018 The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies. Bull, M. (ed.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

urban planning
group size
research practice

Author Commentary: Mobile Music Technology: From Innovation to Ubiquitous Use

Behrendt, F. 16 Mar 2017 A NIME Reader: Fifteen Years of New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Alexander, R. J. & Lyons, M. J. (eds.). Switzerland, p. 261-265 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Electrically-assisted bikes: Potential impacts on travel behaviour

Cairns, S., Behrendt, F., Raffo, D., Beaumont, C. & Kiefer, C. 12 Jul 2017 103, p. 327-342 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Travel behavior

Intelligent Transport Solutions for Social Inclusion (ITSSI): Project Report

Behrendt, F., Murray, L., Hancox, A., Sourbati, M. & Huber, J. 22 May 2017 128 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
municipal council
policy area

Activities 2016 2018