• Sand Dune Vegetation Monitoring and Assessment Using UAV Remote Sensing: A Case Study for Karekare Beach Auckland Region New Zealand

      Bilkey, Joshua Glyn (Auckland University of Technology, 2022)
      There has been a rapid amount of ecosystem and biodiversity loss globally. Coastal ecosystems such as sand dunes have been particularly at risk, from climate change, residential intensification and invasive species (Haddad ...
    • ‘Sandcastles’ & ‘The Postmodern Rules For Family Living’

      Fee, Roderick Harold (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The exegesis accompanies a thesis, the latter being the portfolio of work consisting of two parts, each being a completed first draft of a novel written during the Masters of Creative Writing course: Part 1: ‘Sandcastles’ ...
    • Santa Course

      Cheung, Chi Tat Joseph (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The fantasy novel Santa Course, begins with the main character, Leslie Florence, content, and living in Auckland. He has a good job as a civil pilot, a lovely wife Laura and a lovely son Jack. One evening, Leslie goes ...
    • Savages

      Wells, Caleb (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      A discussion and comparison of a selection of films with regards to context, culture, and genre to provide insight into 'SAVAGES', a new screenplay discussed in the second half. SAVAGES is a story of a wealthy family ...
    • Savings for Irrational Humans: A Design Meets Psychology Approach

      Harvey, Kirsty Eleanor (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      ‘Being good with money’, making good financial decisions or managing money well sounds relatively simple, or at least a simple problem to fix. We all know we should probably budget, shouldn’t spend beyond our means or get ...
    • Scenic drive

      Coyle, Sean (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      Within this project I am exploring issues of collaboration and artistic authorship/ownership from a scenographic perspective. In particular, I shall focus on two artistic collaborations completed as coursework in 2004, The ...
    • The Scent of Blue Memories: Multisensory Exploration in Animated Autoethnography

      Park, Monique Hyobin (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      This thesis discusses the experience of worlds within a film, which can be understood as a multisensory exploration that reveals animation as being more than simply an audio-visual medium, and how such a film can resonate ...
    • A scheme of human face recognition in complex environments

      Cui, Wei (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Face recognition is one of the most important biometrics in computer vision and it has been broadly employed in the area such as surveillance, information security, identification, and law enforcement. Over the last few ...
    • School engagement in the Project Energize health intervention programme. ‘What works, what does not work, what next?'

      Mrkusic, Anna Maria (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Rates of overweight and obesity have continued to rise amongst primary school children including those in New Zealand, with higher prevalence in non-European children and those living in more deprived areas. The school ...
    • Scratch the Cat

      Belz, Albert Alexander Amahou (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This thesis consists of practice-led research in the form of a full-length script for a feature film titled Scratch. It also includes a 6000-word essay (exegesis). A summary of the script is as follows: On the verge of ...
    • ScrumCity: synchronised visualisation of software process and product artefacts

      Alshakhouri, Mujtaba Alawi J (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Software comprehension is a complex and ongoing challenge facing the software development industry. The often immense number of interrelated components in contemporary software systems places a high cognitive load on ...
    • Seamless virtual reality locomotion

      Todoroki, Masaya (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This project explores creating alternative ways of locomotion and combining these locomotion systems together for virtual reality (VR) gaming. This allows users to seamlessly switch between multiple locomotion modes as ...
    • Seams to be made: re-valuing an approach to garment construction

      Cox, Elise Birgitte (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The aim of this practice-based research is to examine the value of a traditional approach to garment construction. It is an enquiry in response to a gradual loss of sensibility within the discipline of garment manufacture. ...
    • Sean Spicer is the News: The Relationship Between Sean Spicer and The White House Press Corps

      Julian, Danielle (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This research concerns the relationship between former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and the White House press corps, analysed through the reportage of the daily White House press briefing. This relationship can ...
    • Searching for magic in Dog Town: a photographic journey

      Hendeles, Su (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This project began as an exploration of Henry F. Talbot’s 1839 description of his new photographic process as “a little bit of magic realized”. It examines the role of sympathetic magic and the participation of non-human ...
    • Searching for the Digital Fāgogo: A Study of Indigenous Samoan Storytelling in Contemporary Aotearoa Digital Media

      Tielu, Amy Jane (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This research analyses the manifestation of fāgogo – an indigenous form of Samoan storytelling – in the digital media of Aotearoa. It argues that digital media and their associated frameworks have the potential to supplement ...
    • Searching the Literary Spectrum for Place and Space

      Spooner, Olivia (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This thesis explores the diverse and dynamic nature of creative works that exist on the spectrum between the novel and short story genres. In my exegesis I discuss the unique characteristics of the novel and short story, ...
    • Season of La Niña - a fictive memoir

      Sweet, Francine Anne (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Season of La Niña is a fictive memoir about a New Zealand flamenco dancer’s encounter with the gypsy flamenco sub-culture in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain. The text follows her struggle to learn the art form, her ...
    • Seat Comfort Issues in Economy Class and Their Effect on Long-Haul Passenger Satisfaction and Future Re-flying Intentions

      Al-Murrakshi, Mona (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      Background. Seating is one of the major factors that can affect airline passengers’ comfort or discomfort in-flight and their behavioural re-purchase intentions. There has been a rise in dis/comfort issues in economy class ...
    • Second Ave

      Tapu, Nina (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Second Ave is an Adult fiction novel set during a decade in the surly 1970s in a grunty little neighbourhood in Auckland. Dad reckons he’s living in paradise cause he’s moved the family to Second Ave where the Tip Top ...