Co-designing future smart urban mobility services - A Human Approach (AHA)
|Coordinator||Högskolan i Halmstad - Akademin för informationsteknologi|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 038 668|
|Project duration||April 2018 - October 2019|
|Venture||Strategic Innovation Program Drive Sweden|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project was to develop a method that combines ethnographic research with experimental test methodology of AD technologies, design of intelligent services and strategic urban planning. The goal was to bring together developers from Volvo Cars, city planners from Gothenburg and Helsingborg, as well as researchers in ethnography and design from Halmstad University to create a collaborative model for common development, design and evaluation of user-centered and integrated urban planning and technology development for future mobility.
Expected results and effects
AHA’s goal to produce a new transferable and scalable methodology for a human-centered multi-stakeholder collaboration was achieved and has been used to shape a new project AHA II. AHA II will produce new research and design results and prototypes that can be used for future planning. Other outcomes from AHA includes integrated principles for developing strategies for urban planning and AD city technologies and services . The transferable and scalable methodology is available for use at the Future Urban Mobilities: A Human Approach website: http://aha.hh.se/.
Planned approach and implementation
AHA´s collaborative model was implemented through a series of workshops. Responsibility was distributed between the parties, with a focus on further developing materials and insights so that they eventually responded to what the project was intended to deliver. Thus, a common agenda was developed in the creation of integrated principles for development and evaluation of urban planning and technical development of autonomous vehicles, mobility hubs and MaaS. The analysis showed how the focus on user perspectives that made the common agenda possible to achieve.