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Posted: March 24, 2011 By: Comments: 0

Journey Sharing

The socially connected journey looks at ways in which people could use technology to enable co-ordinated and collaborative travel. Our aim is to understand the technical challenges surrounding such technology, as well as the human challenges that emerge in terms of the relevance of such travel for daily living, and how to weigh the perceived benefits (easier, faster, stress free travel) against the potential risks (safety, privacy and reduced flexibility).

In 2010 and 2011 I worked on the socially connected journey strand of research in Horizon in which I developed web-based applications to support car sharing, taxi sharing and to organise communal travel for delegates to and from events.

After carrying out several diary-studies during the course of working on this project, I contributed to a journal article on incorporating mobile devices as tools into this research method:

  • X. Sun, D. Golightly, S. Sharples, J. Cranwell, and B. Bedwell, “Participant experiences of mobile device-based diary studies,” International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{citeulike:11598621,
        author = {Sun, Xu and Golightly, David and Sharples, Sarah and Cranwell, Joanne and Bedwell, Ben},
        citeulike-article-id = {11598621},
        journal = {International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction},
        posted-at = {2012-11-01 15:47:03},
        priority = {0},
        publisher = {Information Resources Management Association},
        title = {Participant experiences of mobile device-based diary studies}
    }

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