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Design of a smart alarm clock to foster sustainable urban mobility

Design of a smart alarm clock to foster sustainable urban mobility

Year: 2017

Section: Human Behaviour in Design

Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos

Author: Monici, Dario; Graziosi, Serena; Ferrise, Francesco; Bordegoni, Monica

Series: ICED

Institution: Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Section: Human Behaviour in Design

Pages: 359-368

ISBN: 978-1-904670-96-4

ISSN: 2220-4342

Abstract

In this paper we describe the design of a smart alarm clock, conceived as a persuasive system to foster a sustainable urban mobility. Automatically retrieving and elaborating information available on the web, such as means of transport and weather forecast, the device is able to suggest to the user the most sustainable travelling solution, to help him/her to wake-up and reach the destination on time. Following a user-centered design approach the elaboration of the best travelling solution takes also into account, together with his/her next day appointments, user’s needs and habits such as: the time he/she needs to get ready in the morning; his/her travelling preferences. A functional prototype has been built to test the effectiveness of the device using as a context the city of Milan.

Keywords: Sustainability, Multisensory product experience, User centred design, Smart mobility, Design for sustainable behaviour

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