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Co-Designing Future Smart Mobility Services - A Human Approach (AHA)

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  • Vaike Fors, Halmstad University, Sweden
  • Rachel Charlotte Smith
  • Sarah Pink, Emerging Technologies Lab, Monash University, Australia
‘Co-designing future smart urban mobility services: A Human Approach project’(AHA) was undertaken in Sweden in 2018-19. This project was a collaboration between Halmstad University, Volvo Cars and the Cities of Gothenburg and Helsingborg (Sweden) with Monash University (Australia) and Aarhus University (Denmark). The project brought together academic, industry and public sector stakeholders to create an interdisciplinary team of university researchers (ethnographers, interaction designers, design anthropologists), user experience (UX) designers and city planners. Using a design anthropological approach, based on ethnographic research insights, expert knowledge in city planning, UX design, mobility futures and the automotive industry,the project created new human-centred methods for and modes of visioning future intelligent mobility systems, or Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

As a-proof-of-concept project, AHA’s goal was to produce a new transferable and scalable methodology for the design of effective and plausible future mobilities that would be sustainable, safe and would respond to the everyday needs of people living and working in cities. This was achieved and has been used to shape a new project –AHA II. AHA II will produce new research and design results and prototypesthat can be used for future planning. This report outlines the key findings and outcomes of AHAwhich includes of integrated principles for developing strategies for urban planningand AD city technologies and services . The transferable and scalable methodology is available for use atthe Future Urban Mobilities: A Human Approachwebsite: http://aha.hh.se/.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationDrive Sweden
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2019

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