Monthly Archives: January 2014

Human-centred Design as a Driver for Innovation in Transport Research

Human-centred design involves placing the human at the centre of all design considerations and decisions. Looking at a smart phone, someone coming from the ‘machine’ perspective might be concerned with the efficiency and effectiveness of file accessibility for a user. But a human-centred design methodology starts from the other end – the person, rather than… Read more

Ambient Computing in Public Transport Environments

A forested area is an environment rich with information – there are different paths, varieties of plants, and an array of sound and colour. Yet such a walk is refreshing and relaxing, because you do not have to pay full attention to all these pieces of information surrounding you. You can focus on some and… Read more

Improving Transport Environments Through Designing Their Infostructure

Improving the infrastructure of a city can at times be a complex and difficult task. It’s generally expensive, a lengthy process, and sometimes controversial. What’s often more achievable is improving what we call the ‘infostructure.’ The infostructure makes use of mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies, coupled with dynamic urban displays, to give users access to… Read more