Urban Informatics and Public Transport

Ti, Jimmy Ting Hui (2014) Urban Informatics and Public Transport. In Gardner, Nicole, Haeusler, Matthias Hank, & Mahar, Briedy (Eds.) INTERchanging : Future Scenarios for Responsive Transport Infrastructure Design. Spurbuchverlag, Baunach, Germany, pp. 91-95.

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The holistic urban experience we perceive when immersed in an urban context is at the heart of urban informatics. This experience encompasses all urban elements such as architecture, people, and culture. Urban informatics explores the possibilities and opportunities created by new technologies and information for enhancing the urban experience.

Public transport is an essential urban experience. Everyday, urban dwellers takes public transport to commute and move between different parts of the city. Public transport serves people from all over the city and moves them through different places in the city, using different means of transportation. The nature of public transport—involving people, places, and technologies, makes it a fitting context for urban informatics interventions.

There are three main aspects of the public transport experience that can readily benefit from urban informatics interventions the: pragmatic aspect, hedonistic aspect, and social aspect. From the pragmatic perspective, these interventions can help people to be more efficient and effective in taking public transport. Hedonistic-related interventions aim to bring enjoyment and fun to our mundane commute. Finally, urban informatics can strengthen the sense of community in a socially-passive context like public transport environments through adopting socially focused interventions.

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ID Code: 73996
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Urban Informatics, Public Transport, Passenger Experience, Affective Atmosphere, Mobile Service, Pragmatic, Hedonistic, Social
ISBN: 9783887784188
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Spurbuchverlag
Deposited On: 15 Jul 2014 22:56
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 16:26

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