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Designing an interactive travel check to increase sustainable travel

Meer, J. van der (2021) Designing an interactive travel check to increase sustainable travel.

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Abstract:The University of Twente (UT) strives to be CO2 neutral by 2030. One of the areas in which improvement can be made, is mobility. Mobility refers to commuting and business travel together, which contributed to 31% of the CO2 footprint of the UT in 2019. This research aims to help reduce the CO2 emission in the area of mobility by designing and creating an interactive travel check: A tool that assists UT staff in selecting a travel mode, while focusing on and nudging towards sustainable modes of travel. Most importantly, the goal of this research is to find out how such a travel check should be designed in order to effectively contribute to an increase in sustainable travel. After performing a literature review and examining similar implementations in a state of the art review, the first steps were taken in designing the UT travel check. Through ideation and specification, finally a prototype was created that could be tested with the target group: staff and secretaries at the UT. The results of the evaluation showed that although there was a lot of positivity around the prototype, some crucial improvements need to be made to the travel check in order to make an impact. Especially the reusability of a travel check seems to be of great importance to achieve the desired result of increasing sustainable travel. Both integrating the travel check in the booking process and integrating existing travel planners could contribute to an effective travel check. The realized prototype could serve as a great starting point for future implementation of a travel check.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science, 55 traffic technology, transport technology
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/88464
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