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Social participation for sustainable mobility

The effects of digital transformation on mobility behavior

Written by M. G. Augusto

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Master Thesis


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Master Thesis: Method As described in Chapter 1.3, the research field of this work involves information science. More specifically, it involves information architecture, information and communication technology, and systems thinking. In addition, spatial sociology, spatial philosophy, social movement, and embodied cognition (cognitive science) are based on this work's understanding of human spatial perception. Rural environment, travel behavior and mobility were emphasized as the theoretical framework for constructing this exam. I chose a concept-centric approach to deal with documents that focus on mobility and digital transformation on the one hand, and information architecture, systems, and space on the other. The goal is to understand the concepts that may help achieve the goals of this work (see Chapter 1.2). This method applies the method given by Webster & Watson. They introduced a concept matrix, which provides a table structure in one place through the use of keywords (Webster & Watson, 2002). The theoretical framework of this work is then assembled by subsequent procedures: the first step is to outline existing research in various fields. This activity includes Internet search and retrieval of references related to master's research. Web search mainly includes search engines, such as Google Inc., Primo Search, and the citation database Scopusor Research Gate. The found sources are then collected in a spreadsheet. The large amount of documents found led to the classification of findings into two tables: one related to mobility and digital transformation, and the other related to systems and space. An additional spreadsheet is assigned to each corresponding table to quickly record the source of each inspection. Retrieve and categorize synonyms and keywords in the source for further analysis. This procedure helps to gather an understanding of the interrelationships between the documents found. Prove the credibility of the source by evaluating the following criteria:-Peer-reviewed journal articles-References provided by experts in the field (scholars, industries, organizations)-Keyword surveys that match the entire field-Number of citations-Guidelines for licensed ABS journals, To verify the popularity of the journal, first, evaluate the keywords and abstracts. The sources that passed this test are included in the concept matrix. In addition, further consideration will be given to the references of multiple selected articles, and if appropriate, they will be submitted to the electronic form. Since a large number of sources have been found, and in order to create a better overview, keywords have been assigned subcategories. Sources whose keywords are not within the scope of the relevant topic are deleted. 2.2.1 Information Architecture Information has become a ubiquitous artifact in space. Human structure information: Everything is complex, everything is structured, and everything has information (Covert, 2014). Architect, TED creator, and information architecture (IA) pioneer Richard Saul Wurman claims that there are only five ways to organize information: LATCH location, alphabet, time, category, and hierarchy (1989). However, Peter Morville, a pioneer in the field of IA and user experience (UX), believes that there are countless ways to organize information (2014). Both Wurman's and Morville's structures represent personal opinions. IA helps make the environment meaningful and full of information artifacts, each of which is deeply interrelated. Rosenfeld et al. It is stated that IA is about the structural design of the shared information space (2015). The Institute of Information Architecture (IAI) defines IA as "a discipline that decides how to arrange the various parts of something so that the whole is understandable" (IAI, nd). Ignoring the part distorts the overall understanding of system mechanics. For the purpose of this paper, IA is intended to follow the definition shared by IAI. Digital technology has developed a paradigm shift in the spatial architecture. The Internet is more than just a knowledge base. This is where we produce, deliver, and consume information in multiple environments and devices (Resmini, 2014). After this transformation, Resmini advocated the establishment of a post-digital world in which the fusion between digital and physical creates a new place of experience (2014). The arrangement of parts (taxonomy), its interaction rules (arrangement) and the meaning of evolution (ontology) are the keys to understanding the mechanism of the system. Dan Klyn interprets IA as "the interaction of meaning, arrangement, and interaction rules" (TUG, n.d.), and then goes back to ontology, taxonomy, and orchestration. The transportation tools and service providers provided by the manufacturers help people meet the derived travel needs. Both may disrupt the market through innovative products and services. The infrastructure provider then ensures the construction, accessibility, and maintenance of transportation methods such as roads, airspace, or waterways. The authorities supervise and provide space for innovation. Nature constitutes the all-encompassing framework of all these activities. Climate change, technological innovation, and epidemics are just a few examples where nature can have a devastating effect on mobility. Stewart Brandhelps' speed layered model describes how the layers in a complex system learn (Brand, 1994; Brand, 1999), including the above introduction. The dynamic evolution of digital transformation and the rapid changes in certain layers have evoked new mechanisms for understanding complex environments. Innovation is fast, but slow. Read Less