Researching the experiences of people cycling

A 45 minute Case Study by:

Conor Cahill


About this Case Study

This is a case study of a pilot project responding to the Smart Cycling Challenge issued by Smart Dublin and Enterprise Ireland to find and support innovative, low cost solutions to help increase the number of people who cycle in Dublin. This tool collects focused insights by enabling people instinctively and safely to bookmark moments and locations of frustration while cycling, for later discussion with researchers.

The challenge began with the observation: 'Citizens need to feel safe, as well as actually being kept safe... this *perception* is as important to address as the actual safety of the city's roads.' How can these perceptions and experiences be collected? It is difficult to conduct interviews while people are cycling.

Experience working with a team from the University of Lancaster on an IoT wearable project, which allowed people log moments of anxiety for later analysis and discussion with health professionals, helped inform a solution. Come along to find out more about this response to the Smart Cycling Challenge.

About the Speaker

Conor founded Fluidedge web development, volunteers with the Dublin Cycling Campaign and paddles a canoe when he gets the chance. He graduated from the National College of Art and Design with a degree in industrial design, and from Trinity College Dublin with a masters in multimedia systems.