Interactive Public Display for Bicyclists
Design and Evaluation of Cyclist-Specific Interaction for a Public Display
As cycling is increasingly promoted as an environment-friendly, cheap and even fast alternative, there exists an increasing need to involve this fast growing group of cyclists in civic debate. We designed Bicycle Barometer, an interactive bicycle count display that gathers opinions from cyclists and conveys real-time, multi-dimensional data regarding cycling behavior.
Bicycle Barometer consists of a pressure sensitive floormat, a supportive armrest and a LED display. This set up is the result of an extensive design research process, in which several low-fidelity prototypes were compared in terms of ergonomics, reliability and playfulness. After several iterations, the resulting prototype was placed for one week in the city of Leuven. The Bicycle Barometer appealed to many cyclists, resulting in a 49% participation rate (of all passing cyclists).
- Sandy Claes, Karin Slegers, and Andrew Vande Moere. 2016. The Bicycle Barometer: Design and Evaluation of Cyclist-Specific Interaction for a Public Display. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 5824-5835.
- Sandy Claes and Andrew Vande Moere. 2017. Replicating an In-The-Wild Study One Year Later: Comparing Prototypes with Different Material Dimensions. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1321-1325.