Modality preference for rider reports on transit accessibility problems

Aaron Steinfeld, Rafae Dar Aziz, Lauren Von Dehsen, Sun Young Park, Jordana Maisel, and Edward Steinfeld
Transportation Research Board 2010 Annual Meeting, January, 2010.


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Abstract
This paper reports on part of a larger effort towards development of a citizen science method to engage riders to document and assess problems and good solutions throughout the system. This model will empower riders, resulting in a greater understanding of the transportation system, and improve the feedback loop between rider and provider. It is important to know what types of multimedia data riders are comfortable and interested in using for reporting their observations. A 2x3 within-participants design was used to explore reporting modality for a full-scale simulated bus shelter scene. The examined factors included the modalities of the Notes (text, audio) and Media (none, photo, video). Data was collected on perceived ease of use, usefulness, social comfort, and overall preference. The results from two user groups, those without disabilities and those who use wheeled mobility devices, suggest that text with photo should be supported and that end users may not view video data as having additional value.

Notes
Sponsor: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Grant ID: Washington, DC
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center and Quality of Life Technology Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): NavLab and Human-Robot Interaction Group
Associated Project(s): RERC on Accessible Public Transportation

Text Reference
Aaron Steinfeld, Rafae Dar Aziz, Lauren Von Dehsen, Sun Young Park, Jordana Maisel, and Edward Steinfeld, "Modality preference for rider reports on transit accessibility problems," Transportation Research Board 2010 Annual Meeting, January, 2010.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Steinfeld_2010_6580,
   author = "Aaron Steinfeld and Rafae Dar Aziz and Lauren Von Dehsen and Sun Young Park and Jordana Maisel and Edward Steinfeld",
   title = "Modality preference for rider reports on transit accessibility problems",
   booktitle = "Transportation Research Board 2010 Annual Meeting",
   publisher = "Transportation Research Board",
   address = "Washington, DC",
   month = "January",
   year = "2010",
}