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Enhancing the experience of public transport users with urban screens and mobile applications

Foth, Marcus & Schroeter, Ronald (2010) Enhancing the experience of public transport users with urban screens and mobile applications. In Lugmayr, Artur, Franssila, Heljä, Sotamaa, Olli, Safran, Christian, & Aaltonen, Timo (Eds.) Proceedings of the 14th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Envisioning Future Media Environments, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Tampere, Finland, pp. 33-40.

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Abstract

Public transportation is an environment with great potential for applying location-based services through mobile devices. This paper provides the underpinning rationale for research that will be looking at how the real-time passenger information system deployed by the Translink Transit Authority across all of South East Queensland in Australia can provide a core platform to improve commuters’ user experiences. This system relies on mobile computing and GPS technology to provide accurate information on transport vehicle locations. The proposal builds on this platform to inform the design and development of innovative social media, mobile computing and geospatial information applications. The core aim is to digitally augment the public transport environment to enhance the user experience of commuters for a more enjoyable journey.

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ID Code: 33160
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Urban Informatics, public transport, social media, passenger movements, ubiquitous computing, interaction design, mobile technology, real-time passenger information system
DOI: 10.1145/1930488.1930496
ISBN: 9781450300117
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Transport Planning (120506)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2010 08:20
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 11:20

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