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The social car : new interactive vehicular applications derived from social media and urban informatics

Schroeter, Ronald, Rakotonirainy, Andry, & Foth, Marcus (2012) The social car : new interactive vehicular applications derived from social media and urban informatics. In Kun, Andrew L. (Ed.) AutomotiveUI'12, ACM, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, pp. 107-110.

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    Abstract

    Digital information that is place- and time-specific, is increasingly becoming available on all aspects of the urban landscape. People (cf. the Social Web), places (cf. the Geo Web), and physical objects (cf. ubiquitous computing, the Internet of Things) are increasingly infused with sensors, actuators, and tagged with a wealth of digital information. Urban informatics research explores these emerging digital layers of the city at the intersection of people, place and technology. However, little is known about the challenges and new opportunities that these digital layers may offer to road users driving through today’s mega cities. We argue that this aspect is worth exploring in particular with regards to Auto-UI’s overarching goal of making cars both safer and more enjoyable. This paper presents the findings of a pilot study, which included 14 urban informatics research experts participating in a guided ideation (idea creation) workshop within a simulated environment. They were immersed into different driving scenarios to imagine novel urban informatics type of applications specific to the driving context.

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    ID Code: 53208
    Item Type: Conference Paper
    Additional Information: AutomotiveUI'12, October 17-19, Portsmouth, NH, USA. Copyright (c) 2012 ACM 978-1-4503-1751-1/12/10 ... $15.00
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    Keywords: Urban informatics, Automotive, Social Media, Urban Data, Location-based Services, Geo Web, Social Web
    DOI: 10.1145/2390256.2390273
    ISBN: 9781450317511
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
    Current > Schools > School of Design
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
    Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
    Copyright Owner: ACM New York, NY, USA ©2012
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    Deposited On: 21 Aug 2012 09:48
    Last Modified: 03 Nov 2014 15:43

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