The VVIP system: Encouraging the use of public transport in Edinburgh

Darren James Thomson, Marius Gylseth, Robert McGarry, Carmen Valero Garcia

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Abstract

This article is concerned with the encouragement and promotion of the use of buses in Edinburgh, especially among visually impaired users and tourists / migrant workers. The report outlines the key issues these groups encounter when using buses, and introduces VVIP, or Visual and Vocal Information Platform as a solution. The report contains detailed research methodology and findings which led to the development of VVIP, and the design and evaluation procedures undertaken by the group. VVIP is a cost effective and easily deployed dynamic location based system which offers passengers a visual and auditory display of where the bus is in relation to its next stop facilitating and improved bus travel experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007, CHI 2007 Extended Abstracts
Pages2091-2096
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event25th SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 28 Apr 20073 May 2007

Conference

Conference25th SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007
Abbreviated titleCHI 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period28/04/073/05/07

Keywords

  • Disability discrimination act
  • GPS
  • Location based information system
  • Public transport
  • Social inclusion
  • Tourists
  • Visually impaired

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