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A method for controlling crowd flow by changing recommender information on navigation application

Ruiwei Shen (Department of Engineering, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan)
Tsutomu Terada (Department of Engineering, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan)
Masahiko Tsukamoto (Department of Engineering, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan)

International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications

ISSN: 1742-7371

Article publication date: 4 April 2016

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to control the crowd flow naturally by presenting appropriate information.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors developed a navigation application for an event held in Osaka called “Osaka Mizube Bar”, and divided users into three groups to present different information in restaurants’ view list.

Findings

The results of the experiment confirmed that users will focus on the position of the rank list, regardless of the information for each item.

Originality/value

This paper used persuasive technology in information presentation for event application.

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Acknowledgements

This research was supported in part by a Grant-in-Aid for Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO) from the Japan Science and Technology Agency and by a Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research (25540084) from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Citation

Shen, R., Terada, T. and Tsukamoto, M. (2016), "A method for controlling crowd flow by changing recommender information on navigation application", International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 87-106. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPCC-01-2016-0007

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