Articles about Transportation

(English) Taxi! Service Design for New York’s Yellow Cabs

(English) As digital information spaces augment physical places, new location-based services will emerge for riding cabs, as well as many other civic, urban, and commercial experiences. [続きを読む]

(English) Safer Skies: Usability at the Federal Aviation Administration

(English) Study of user communities that make up the air traffic control system and the information, navigation and communication technologies they use. [続きを読む]

(English) Listen Up: Do Voice Recognition Systems Help Drivers Focus on the Road

(English) The availability of Sync and voice recognition technology in vehicles, although not perfect, enable drivers to interact with their mobile devices in a safer, less distracting manner. [続きを読む]

(English) Get Your Bearings: User Perspective in Map Design

(English) Awareness of perspective and the implications of mental rotations are needed when making different kinds of maps and way-showing, affecting our sense of direction daily and in emergencies. [続きを読む]

(English) Lost in Space: Holistic wayfinding design in public spaces

(English) Wayfinding design, a combination of signage with spatial structures, must be a collaboration between urban planners, urban/architectural designers, and visual communication designers. [続きを読む]

(English) A Really Smart Card: How Hong Kong’s Octopus Card moves people

(English) A challenge for designers is to improve user experiences with public transportation to encourage people chose public transportation over cars and help reduce carbon emissions. [続きを読む]

(English) Recommendations on Recommendations: Making usability usable

(English) Guidelines for developing useful and usable recommendations—that is, recommendations that are likely to be accepted, implemented, and that significantly improve the system. [続きを読む]

(English) The View From Here: Expertly Parked

man and bicycle

(English) A concern for cyclists is access to safe and convenient parking. Development of a comprehensive range of parking products is facilitated by listening to cyclists’ needs. [続きを読む]

(English) What’s News: Can We Talk? Conversing with Your Car

(English) Cursing the driver who swerved in front of you is one thing, but cursing at your own car is quite another. It may become increasingly common as cars take on an ever-expanding role of keeping those in the driver’s seat driving safely. [続きを読む]