• Shoe Print Identification From Images With Convolutional Neural Network

      Li, Chengran (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Shoe print identification/classification technology is a great significance in crime scene investigation. Traditional shoe print identification and classification technology relied on the experience of investigators. More ...
    • Shopper movement patterns: the effects of product demonstrations on end-of-aisle displays within supermarket retailing

      Phillips, Megan Marie (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      With the lack of research focusing on in-store demonstration and end-of-aisle displays the current study strives to generate a greater level of understanding whilst seeking to demonstrate shopper’s behaviour in the vicinity ...
    • SHOR: A Spatial Exploration of Soundscapes of Birds in the City inspired by the Traditional Indian Art of Kalamkari

      Bhurke, Archana Sunay (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      The disordered world around us manifests itself through noise. This research project entitled Shor, a Hindi word for noise, explores how patterns can be formed from listening to familiar and unfamiliar birdsong to establish ...
    • Shorty

      Botur, Michael Stephen (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      The eight short stories in Shorty examine themes including racism, oppression, conflict, social perception, miscommunication, struggles over meaning, truth and ethnic identity. New Zealand is a country reinventing itself ...
    • Should recovery practices within mental health services be monitored? If so, how can organisational recovery orientation be measured? A qualitative inquiry

      Ianovski, Lola Eugenia (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This study is a stakeholder consultation about recovery policies and practices in Aotearoa/ New Zealand. Six consumer advocates and five policymakers were interviewed on whether evaluating mental health services’ adherence ...
    • Shoulder dystocia: effective management of an obstetric emergency

      Ansell (Irving), Lesley (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      Shoulder dystocia is an obstetric emergency which can result in significant maternal and neonatal morbidity, and in some cases perinatal death. It is an unpredictable event which causes stress and trauma for all concerned. ...
    • Shrinking Violet

      Johnson, Abigail (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This thesis consist of a full-length screenplay for a feature film. The thesis is framed by an exegesis which is a 6000-word essay on the subject of: (a) the genre of the thesis (b) the development process from synopsis ...
    • Sign, a visual analysis of public signage in New Zealand

      Gielen-Recoules, Greet (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Through an investigation of the regulatory and informative signs which constitute public signage in rural New Zealand, this creative research project poses the question: When is a public sign not a public sign? The research ...
    • The significance of holistic marketing on motivations, expectations and experiences of travellers: A case study on Queenstown’s first-time tourists

      Master, Arnaz (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This thesis investigates the significance of holistic marketing on tourist motivations, expectations, and experiences through a case study of Queenstown, New Zealand. Queenstown’s marketing initiatives and tourism operations ...
    • Silence speaks volumes

      Jeurissen, Maree Jayne (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      The continuing failure of our education system to meet the needs of minority group students, who continue to walk through classroom doors in increasing numbers, provided the initial impetus for this research project. ...
    • Silent injunctions: tactics for criminal intent or creative liability?

      Waerea, Layne (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This visual arts project explores the socio-legal terrain of the everyday. Through a series of interventions, in sites of public and private space, this project seeks to employ tactics that nudge at, and therefore test, ...
    • Simon Says

      Hill, Toby (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      This thesis consists of practice-led research in the form of a full-length script for a feature film; plus a 6000-word essay (exegesis). A summary of the script is as follows: Simon Hall is a man without doubts. He is ...
    • Simply Ceroc

      Walker, Olivia Christine (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Simply Ceroc is a feature length screenplay involving the protagonist, Julie learning how to cope within the volatile and hostile dance world. Julie wants validation from her peers within the dance world, as both a dancer ...
    • Simulation of variable fluid-properties plate heat exchanger for educational purposes.

      Protheroe, Michael (Auckland University of Technology, 2003)
      In this thesis a novel computer based model is developed which accurately simulates the operation of a plate heat exchanger (PHE). The model allows for the variation of all relevant fluid properties as the temperatures of ...
    • A Singular Man: The Life of Dr Andrew Sinclair 1794-1861

      Gunn, Cathy (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Thesis Governor Robert Fitzroy appointed Dr Andrew Sinclair as colonial secretary to New Zealand in January 1844. No one in the country knew who Dr Sinclair was, or if he was qualified for a top government job in a troubled ...
    • Situational tool and method selection for Digital Forensic Data Collection: performance issues

      Pearse, Jon Graham (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Over the last ten years there has been rapid growth in the digital forensics field. Forensically sound computer analysis and testimony is becoming a requirement during investigations related to frauds, missing persons, ...
    • SKEIN: pick up styx

      Turner, Raewyn Mary (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The work in progress, Pick Up Styx, investigates re-sensing and extra-sensing of the world. It is an exploration of communications with reference to quantum theory which challenges current sense perceptions, while engaging ...
    • Sketching as a methodology for creative practice

      Newall, Kim (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This exegesis is a reflection and classification of work produced as part of a creative practice-based research thesis. It also draws on knowledge gained over 25 years of practice. Thus, the research documented here can ...
    • Sleep Extension and Recovery in Rugby Union Players

      Cleland, Iain (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Sleep is an important factor that has recently become of interest in the sporting arena. The benefits of sleep include memory consolidation and metabolism regulation, as well as aiding immune function, mood and recovery. ...
    • Sleep, Sister

      Breen, Karen (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This submission is in two parts. The first, an exegesis, sets my creative work in a literary, stylistic and social context. The second and main part of this submission is the first draft of a novel, "Sleep, Sister," which ...