Ubikequitous computing: designing interactive experiences for cyclists

Rowland, Duncan, Flintham, M., Oppermann, L., Marshall, J., Chamberlain, A., Koleva, B., Benford, S. and Perez, C. (2009) Ubikequitous computing: designing interactive experiences for cyclists. In: Conference of Living in a world as colorful as you - 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2009, 15-18 September 2009, Bonn, Germany.

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1613858.1613886

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop contribution (Paper)
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Abstract

This paper charts the distinctive challenges of designing mobile experiences for cyclists and presents two studies of mobile cycle-based experiences: one a heritage tour; the other an exploration of a city at dusk involving recording and listening to personal stories. To understand the cyclists? experiences questionnaires, interviews and observations are drawn on to derive eight lessons for designing cycle-based interaction including: cycling proficiency, physicality, impact of the environment, media and hardware design, collaboration, and safety. The conclusion is that design has to respect the distinctive nature of cycling as a mode of transport and needs to carefully interweave moments of interaction with it.

Additional Information:Conference Code: 77875
Keywords:Hardware design, Mobile applications, Mode of transport, Paper charts, Knowledge management, Mobile devices, Portable equipment, Human computer interaction, Audio, Bicycle, Cycling, Safety, Tours
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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ID Code:8713
Deposited On:22 Apr 2013 09:29

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