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Working Elements of a Dynamic Public Transport System

Patterson, Taylor (2024) Working Elements of a Dynamic Public Transport System. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Patterson, Taylor

Working Elements of a Dynamic Public Transport System is a research and design study based on the development of a reinvented public transportation system for Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. The research explores the current travel landscape of the island as well as the public transportation industry on a global and regional level, applying relevant technologies and related systems. The proposed design includes a two-part system with dynamic capabilities to utilize communication through technology and increase efficiency. An installation was developed to explore changes in behaviour and current practices of public transportation users. Public transportation, systems in technology and specific technologies and design thinking are mobilized throughout Working Elements of a Dynamic Public Transport System. Design Thinking both as an underlying methodology and as research method builds on a user centric point of view to develop more responsive systems that utilize the island's existing transit routes. Cognitive Semiotics in the context of signs and symbols applicable to transit was used to help drive the research process and is applied to drive the research process and Thinking Through Making in several creation of the prototypes and the final thesis exhibition.

Keywords: Transportation, Urban Design, Technology, Innovation, Communication

Date: April 2024
Uncontrolled Keywords: Taylor Patterson thesis, Cayman Transportation Thesis, Cayman Islands Transit Solution, Taylor Patterson, Public Transportation Cayman, Cayman Public Transportation, Dynamic Transit Solutions, Push to call bus service, On Demand Public Transportation
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 01 May 2024 15:36
Last Modified: 01 May 2024 15:36
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4366

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