Design of an audio-based mobile journey planner application

Juho Kostiainen*, Cumhur Erkut, Ferran Boix Piella

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Using public transportation is a context in which awareness of time is important. Providing information related to both time and place by means of ambient media can not only remove the need to keep looking at the time in order to depart on time but also create the feel of being in control, by knowing the time available and the progress of the journey. In the mobile context, hands and eyes are often occupied, which significantly limits the amount of information that can be provided by typical applications based on textual and graphical interfaces. In this paper, we introduce a mobile journey planner application that utilizes audio in providing useful information as well as the user experience prototyping and design process behind it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Academic MindTrek Conference
Subtitle of host publicationEnvisioning Future Media Environments, MindTrek 2011
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventMindTrek Conference - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 28 Sep 201130 Sep 2011
Conference number: 15


ConferenceMindTrek Conference
Abbreviated titleMindTrek


  • auditory display
  • experience and video prototyping
  • journey and route planning
  • sonic interaction design

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