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Journey Mapping to a New Way of Design

What does studying baboons have to do with designing the human interface for the autonomous mobility of the future? Find out by watching the above video, filmed at the 2019 SmartDrivingCars Summit, which also provides an overview of:

  • participatory design using journey mapping to help people understand how they use different modes of transport and to help them understand the challenges for those whose abilities do not match the physical or built environments.
  • the workshop featured a wide range of participants from different disciplines, as well as people with different “mismatches” (see Kat Holmes, Mismatch, about the strategic importance of designing for inclusion).
  • the reason that experiential tools will be important in understanding the mobility needs of communities and neighborhoods.

The above video provides a glimpse of the multi-disciplinary approach and the people-centric design approach of the UC San Diego Design Lab. It is no wonder that the SmartDrivingCar Summit organizer, Dr. Alain Kornhauser, was so excited for this session.

Stay tuned….

Author Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

Ken Pyle is Marketing Director for the Broadband Forum. The mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business, and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network.”

He is also co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on the rural broadband ecosystem, autonomous vehicles, and electric aviation. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.

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