DOTTI – Interactive pedestrian traffic experience
This research investigated redesigning the user experience of road-crossing traffic lights in order to have a more humanized system to persuade users to reach target behavior. Despite a shift towards intelligent technology, user experience design is growing at a dramatic speed in human’s everyday life. The importance of the traffic system is to indicate the traffic on road through the light changes between colour of red, yellow and green. Nevertheless, the lack of design on the traffic light does not work effectively to prevent threat from parts of pedestrian.
On behalf of the project, two main research questions were generated. The first question was: How can the design of system/space influence human behavior, the second question was: How the interactive experience could implement in the traffic system, in order to lively communicate road across safety. To answer these questions, my methodology included customer journey maps, scenarios, sketches and prototypes were employed in this research project. The opportunity of this practice-based research is to investigate and design an interactive traffic system for pedestrian, in order to deliver road crossing safety and guide human behavior on the space through the interaction and non-verbal communication between body movement and the space.
As a consequence, the outcome of this research utilizes the Kinect sensor and projection to create prototype, in order to evaluate the efficiency of how interactive experience enable to influence human behavior. The findings of this research can serve as a reference for future applications when augmented reality is mature and widely adopted.