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Kicking the crap out of commuting<br />kung-fu-ting<br />time-sensitive,<br /> local discovery application for the short m...
. . . but in between destinations, we often have short moments of freedom<br />Commuting is one of life’s unhappiest exper...
Do we stay or do<br />we discover?<br />
Paris et l’agglomerationparisienne<br />Map of activities of citizens in Paris <br />Paul-Henry Chombart de Lauwe (1952)<b...
36 hours of location data, MIT student<br />Humans follow simple, reproducible mobility patterns, returning to a few locat...
How can we use this new ability to track our movements precisely to help us discover our community?<br />
The local discovery paradox<br />spatial + time<br />non-spatial<br />spatial<br />coffee shops in Copenhagen within 10 mi...
What about less commercial destinations?<br />Most local discovery today is limited to fixed, privately-owned, commercial ...
Communities have more than restaurants and coffee shops<br />Norrebro, home of future Metro Station<br />
Communities have more than restaurants and coffee shops<br />Norrebro, home of future Metro Station<br />
Communities have more than restaurants and coffee shops<br />Norrebro, home of future Metro Station<br />
coffee shops<br />Crowd-tracking<br />you are here<br />people’s recent tracks<br />
coffee shops<br />Crowd-tracking<br />you are here<br />people’s recent tracks<br />
coffee shops<br />Crowd-tracking<br />you are here<br />people’s recent tracks<br />
kung-fu-ting<br />time-sensitive,<br /> local discovery application for the short moments of freedom during your commute<b...
2<br />3<br />1<br />personal historyand crowd-tracker<br />limited<br />information<br />interface<br />real-time commute...
Hmmm . . . <br />It looks like I’m going to be early for school.  I might have to make small talk with the professor.  I h...
8:20 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />Where are you going?<br />School<br />Girl-<br />friend<br />Bar<br />Other<br />
8:20 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />Where are you going?<br />School<br />Girl-<br />friend<br />Bar<br />Other<br />
8:21 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />When do you need to arrive?<br />9:30 AM<br />
8:21 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />When do you need to arrive?<br />9:00 AM<br />9:30 AM<br />
8:24 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />1<br />You have <br />real-time commute<br />calculator<br />15min<br />of freedom!<br...
8:24 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />You have <br />15min<br />of freedom!<br />See direct route<br />kung-fute<br />
8:26 AM<br />You are arriving atVestamager<br />15min<br />+9 min<br />+10 min<br />+19 min  | 8:45 AM<br />See walking di...
8:26 AM<br />You are arriving atVestamager<br />15min<br />+9 min<br />+10 min<br />+19 min  | 8:45 AM<br />See walking di...
8:35 AM<br />local business integration<br />10min<br />Baresso Coffee<br />personal history and crowd- tracking<br />15mi...
8:35 AM<br />local business integration<br />10min<br />Baresso Coffee<br />personal history and crowd- tracking<br />15mi...
8:37AM<br />13min<br />You are freezing cold . . . brrr<br />limited information interface<br />3<br />
8:38 AM<br />12min<br />Getting warmer<br />
8:40 AM<br />10min<br />What are you looking at?<br />
8:44 AM<br />6min<br />To the right . . . <br />
8:47 AM<br />Congratulations!You made it to a popular spot you haven’t visited in 11 months<br />3min<br />
8:47 AM<br />Congratulations!You made it to a popular spot you haven’t visited in 11 months<br />3min<br />
8:50 AM<br />8:48AM<br />There are still 9 hot summer spots in the area that you have not discovered<br />2min<br />
8:49 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />The fun is over.<br />1min<br />10 min walk to work<br />See direct route<br />
Where haven’t you been lately?<br />Share your tracks to sniff out where other people go.  <br />kung-fu-ting<br />Downloa...
appendix<br />
Our wandering is limited by time and speed<br />Hagerstrand Time-Space Prism (1970)<br />
Transport technologies expand our discovery ranges<br />Copenhagen’s driverless Metro<br />
Walk-Metro commute discovery ranges<br />Charles MGH<br />4 min<br />3 min<br />Kendall / MIT<br />Harvard<br />Park St<br...
How to discover within these ranges?<br />Charles MGH<br />Kendall / MIT<br />Harvard<br />Park St<br />school<br />Centra...
“There’s a significant opportunity to transform transit into positive experiences that are about more than just getting fr...
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'Kung-fu'-Ting on the Copenhagen Metro - Final Presentation

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Final presentation of 'Kung-fu'-ting, or kicking the crap out of commuting for the City of Copenhagen. Presented on May 6, 2011 for MIT's Senseable Cities Lab. Final version introduces the local discovery paradox, crowd-tracking, and the 3 essential elements of 'kung-fu'-ting.

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'Kung-fu'-Ting on the Copenhagen Metro - Final Presentation

  1. 1. Kicking the crap out of commuting<br />kung-fu-ting<br />time-sensitive,<br /> local discovery application for the short moments of freedom during your commute<br />&<br />
  2. 2. . . . but in between destinations, we often have short moments of freedom<br />Commuting is one of life’s unhappiest experiences<br />
  3. 3. Do we stay or do<br />we discover?<br />
  4. 4. Paris et l’agglomerationparisienne<br />Map of activities of citizens in Paris <br />Paul-Henry Chombart de Lauwe (1952)<br />
  5. 5. 36 hours of location data, MIT student<br />Humans follow simple, reproducible mobility patterns, returning to a few locations of home and work (Barabasi, Gonzalez, Hidalgo 2008)<br />school<br />home<br />We stay<br />Despite our deep-rooted desire for change and spontaneity, our daily mobility is, in fact, characterized by a deeply rooted regularity<br />(Song, Qu, Blumm, Barabasi 2010)<br />
  6. 6. How can we use this new ability to track our movements precisely to help us discover our community?<br />
  7. 7. The local discovery paradox<br />spatial + time<br />non-spatial<br />spatial<br />coffee shops in Copenhagen within 10 minutes of walk or Metro<br />books<br />songs<br />restaurants<br />in Copenhagen<br />choices<br />1-5<br />1,000<br />46,000,000<br />130,000,000<br />experts<br />???<br />How to encourage local discovery with so few choices?<br />other people’s reviews<br />social networks<br />social networks<br />discovery models<br />personal history<br />personal history<br />personal history<br />other people’s purchases<br />other people’s purchases<br />
  8. 8. What about less commercial destinations?<br />Most local discovery today is limited to fixed, privately-owned, commercial destinations<br />About 14,000 Restaurants in this section of Copenhagen<br />
  9. 9. Communities have more than restaurants and coffee shops<br />Norrebro, home of future Metro Station<br />
  10. 10. Communities have more than restaurants and coffee shops<br />Norrebro, home of future Metro Station<br />
  11. 11. Communities have more than restaurants and coffee shops<br />Norrebro, home of future Metro Station<br />
  12. 12. coffee shops<br />Crowd-tracking<br />you are here<br />people’s recent tracks<br />
  13. 13. coffee shops<br />Crowd-tracking<br />you are here<br />people’s recent tracks<br />
  14. 14. coffee shops<br />Crowd-tracking<br />you are here<br />people’s recent tracks<br />
  15. 15. kung-fu-ting<br />time-sensitive,<br /> local discovery application for the short moments of freedom during your commute<br />
  16. 16. 2<br />3<br />1<br />personal historyand crowd-tracker<br />limited<br />information<br />interface<br />real-time commute<br />calculator<br />creates new destinations to discover<br />lowers the risk of discovery<br />makes<br />discovery<br />moresuspenseful<br />
  17. 17. Hmmm . . . <br />It looks like I’m going to be early for school. I might have to make small talk with the professor. I hatesmall talk . . . <br />morningkung-fute<br />
  18. 18. 8:20 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />Where are you going?<br />School<br />Girl-<br />friend<br />Bar<br />Other<br />
  19. 19. 8:20 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />Where are you going?<br />School<br />Girl-<br />friend<br />Bar<br />Other<br />
  20. 20. 8:21 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />When do you need to arrive?<br />9:30 AM<br />
  21. 21. 8:21 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />When do you need to arrive?<br />9:00 AM<br />9:30 AM<br />
  22. 22. 8:24 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />1<br />You have <br />real-time commute<br />calculator<br />15min<br />of freedom!<br />See direct route<br />kung-fute<br />
  23. 23. 8:24 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />You have <br />15min<br />of freedom!<br />See direct route<br />kung-fute<br />
  24. 24. 8:26 AM<br />You are arriving atVestamager<br />15min<br />+9 min<br />+10 min<br />+19 min | 8:45 AM<br />See walking directions<br />kungfute<br />
  25. 25. 8:26 AM<br />You are arriving atVestamager<br />15min<br />+9 min<br />+10 min<br />+19 min | 8:45 AM<br />See walking directions<br />kungfute<br />
  26. 26. 8:35 AM<br />local business integration<br />10min<br />Baresso Coffee<br />personal history and crowd- tracking<br />15min<br />2<br />???<br />25min<br />friends +social events<br />DavidLee<br />
  27. 27. 8:35 AM<br />local business integration<br />10min<br />Baresso Coffee<br />personal history and crowd- tracking<br />15min<br />2<br />???<br />25min<br />friends +social events<br />DavidLee<br />
  28. 28. 8:37AM<br />13min<br />You are freezing cold . . . brrr<br />limited information interface<br />3<br />
  29. 29. 8:38 AM<br />12min<br />Getting warmer<br />
  30. 30. 8:40 AM<br />10min<br />What are you looking at?<br />
  31. 31. 8:44 AM<br />6min<br />To the right . . . <br />
  32. 32. 8:47 AM<br />Congratulations!You made it to a popular spot you haven’t visited in 11 months<br />3min<br />
  33. 33. 8:47 AM<br />Congratulations!You made it to a popular spot you haven’t visited in 11 months<br />3min<br />
  34. 34. 8:50 AM<br />8:48AM<br />There are still 9 hot summer spots in the area that you have not discovered<br />2min<br />
  35. 35. 8:49 AM<br />God morgenDennis!<br />The fun is over.<br />1min<br />10 min walk to work<br />See direct route<br />
  36. 36. Where haven’t you been lately?<br />Share your tracks to sniff out where other people go. <br />kung-fu-ting<br />Download <br />Brought to you by<br />
  37. 37. appendix<br />
  38. 38. Our wandering is limited by time and speed<br />Hagerstrand Time-Space Prism (1970)<br />
  39. 39. Transport technologies expand our discovery ranges<br />Copenhagen’s driverless Metro<br />
  40. 40. Walk-Metro commute discovery ranges<br />Charles MGH<br />4 min<br />3 min<br />Kendall / MIT<br />Harvard<br />Park St<br />Central<br />3 min<br />3 min<br />school<br />home<br />10 minutes<br />20 minutes<br />
  41. 41. How to discover within these ranges?<br />Charles MGH<br />Kendall / MIT<br />Harvard<br />Park St<br />school<br />Central<br />home<br />10 minutes<br />20 minutes<br />
  42. 42. “There’s a significant opportunity to transform transit into positive experiences that are about more than just getting from Point A to Point B: experiences of spontaneous discovery, community involvement and belongingness, and so on.”<br />“Tech for Transit: Designing a Future System” by Latitude Research + Next American City, March 2011<br />

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