Alexandra Millonig

Alexandra Millonig
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology | ait · Center for Energy

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Introduction
Interested in research concerning behaviour determinants and differences in mobility and orientation behaviour (barriers, limitations, preferences, attitudes, lifestyles, coping strategies, cultural influences) Interested in the potential of social media in transport research (data source, tool for motivating/manipulating behavioural changes, information channel, chances, risks, etc.)
Additional affiliations
January 2011 - present
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Position
  • Senior Researcher
March 2009 - June 2009
TU Wien
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lectures: - Location Based Services - Cartographic Interfaces - Human Orientation Behaviour Project: - UCPNavi
October 2006 - July 2020
Danube University Krems
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecture: - Raumplanung für Nachhaltige Mobilität - Intermodality
Education
September 2005 - March 2014
TU Wien
Field of study
September 1990 - April 2005
TU Wien
Field of study

Publications

Publications (55)
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Transport justice has two essential dimensions: (1) compensating for inequalities in access to mobility, and (2) mitigating the disproportionately burdensome negative consequences of transport. In light of the urgently needed action regarding climate change especially in the transport sector, measures reducing carbon emissions to mitigate the impac...
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This report considers why breaks in past travel trends and the emergence of new urban mobility behaviours were not foreseen. It assesses what has been learned about the causes of previous trend breaks and highlights how the future evolution of travel demand can be better anticipated. It reviews how transport planners and managers use projections of...
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Scenario planning methods tend to work at an aggregate level and to consider homogeneous populations, thus levelling the variable effects of future developments on different social groups. Decision-making based on such scenarios bears the risk of missing undesired impacts on specific groups of people, which may cause social tensions or require cost...
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Current transport policy objectives aiming to increase active mobility can solely be achieved by changing people's mobility behavior. To arouse interest and influence the decision process of the people, adequate information sources and services as well as appropriate incentives and motivation have to be used, but they have to be target-group specif...
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Aktive Mobilität ist eine wichtige und trotzdem oft unterschätzte Säule für die Mobilitätswende. In der autodominierten Verkehrsplanung wurden das Gehen und der Radverkehr jahrzehntelang im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes an den Rand gedrängt. Auch wenn heute vielerorts ein Bewusstseinswandel einsetzt, im Verkehrssystem wirken viele Fehler der Vergangenh...
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Connected and automated vehicles (CAV) are expected to improve the mobility of older people by compensating for the effects of a decreasing age-related fitness to drive. However, the technology is still under development and it is unclear how automated transport services will be implemented and which effects will be achievable. This paper aims to a...
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This paper presents the development and partial validation of a cave automatic virtual environment (CAVE), which is designed to make the reactions of pedestrians to guidance information (even such that are not technically feasible with current technology) in pedestrian infrastructures (such as airports, train stations or subway stations) measurable...
Conference Paper
Mobility is transcending towards flexible sharing, combined transportation modes, increased vehicle automation and digital customer services. User experience and acceptance are highly important criteria for the success of such novel concepts, and consequently their human interface has to be designed with creativity and responsibility. This workshop...
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In the domain of public transport, automation provides several advantages which can lead to better services for the customers. For tapping the full potential of future automated public transport services, passenger requirements have to be thoroughly considered in order to avoid shortcomings discouraging future users to remain or become customers an...
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People’s life expectancy is increasing throughout the world as a result of improved living standards and medical advances. The natural ageing process is accompanied by physiological changes which can have significant consequences for mobility. As a consequence, older people tend to make fewer journeys than other adults and may change their transpor...
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European cities and regions strive for energy efficiency to meet the Europe 2020 goals on climate change and energy sustainability. At present, the transport sector is one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions due to the dependence on fossil fuels. The switch to renewable energies together with improvements in energy efficiency often caus...
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Promoting active mobility, i.e. walking and cycling, does not only require providing the adequate infrastructure. It is necessary to identify efficient ways to inform people and to arouse interest to actually change mobility behaviour. The challenge is to identify homogeneous (target) groups of shared mobility-related information needs and to extra...
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The promotion of cycling is of great importance for fostering sustainable and healthy modes of transport in urban areas. For this reason, many cities around the world organize biking competitions in order to motivate citizens to commute by bike. The success of such campaigns appears to demonstrate the positive effects of using playful settings for...
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Delivery and business-services based on electric-drive vehicles are increasingly seen as components of an environmentally and socially compliant urban transport system. A model region named " e-Mobilty on Demand " was set up by Vienna's municipal utilities company which included the sponsorship for electric company cars – delivery or assembly vans...
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Promoting the usage of low energy modes like walking and cycling requires devising both adequate information services and offers, but also appropriate incentives and motivations to arouse interest and actually change mobility behaviour. To develop persuasion strategies for different social groups, a milieu-based segmentation approach from market re...
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Cycling is an essential transport mode in a well-balanced urban transportation system. While most approaches for achieving an increase from today’s usually low levels of biking are focusing mainly on infrastructure measures and policies, this study presents the effects of the Biking Tourney, a bike commuting challenge between 14 companies aiming at...
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The project Virtual Pursuit makes use of the behavior changing potential of games to foster the awareness of alternative travel modes and routes. This demo will showcase a multimodal collectible card game themed within the mobility context that aims at increasing awareness for sustainable mobility alternatives. The game is conceptualized as a persu...
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Cycling is promoted by a variety of initiatives and events all around the world. Given the popularity of such campaigns, there is surprisingly limited literature assessing their effectiveness and investigating the involved social processes. This paper presents findings from two case studies of gamified biking initiatives which have been evaluated u...
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This paper explores three persuasive strategies and their capacity to encourage biking as a low-energy mode of transportation. The strategies were designed based on: (I) triggering messages that harness social influence to facilitate more frequent biking, (II) a virtual bike tutorial to increase biker's self-efficacy for urban biking, and (III) an...
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Motivating people to change their mobility behaviour patterns towards more sustainable forms of mobility is one of the major challenges regarding climate change and quality of life. Recently, an increasing amount of attempts to use gamification for triggering such behavioural changes can be observed. However, little is known about the actual impact...
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The purpose of the flagship project Crossing Borders is the development and testing of cross-border services for electric mobility. A cross-border fast charging network, roaming and billing system and intermodal routing services will be implemented in cooperation with partners from Austria, Germany and Slovakia. On one hand, the market success of e...
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Mobility is an important prerequisite for equal participation in social life and satisfaction of basic human needs. Mobility impairments can restrict the participation in social life of those affected such that people lack fair opportunities for fulfilling their needs. In the past, mobility problems of people with a physical or sensory disability w...
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Waiting for public transport services is one of the most important factors deteriorating public transport customer satisfaction. Although there are several approaches for enhancing the waiting experience for passengers, little consolidated knowledge exists concerning the effects of particular offers under different circumstances such as site charac...
Chapter
Mobility and orientation behaviour research often requires the monitoring of pedestrian spatio-temporal behaviour. A number of different empirical methods have been developed to investigate specific aspects of pedestrian behaviour. However, each method has certain drawbacks, which aggravate the collection and analysis of relevant data. This chapter...
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The development of wayfinding and information tools for pedestrians faces several challenges. In contrast to common navigation tools used for vehicles, navigation services for pedestrians must fulfil more complex requirements in order to be accepted. For pedestrians, the shortest path does not always represent the optimal route for an individual's...
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People in unfamiliar environments often need assistance to reach a destination. Mobile pedestrian navigation systems are designed for this purpose. Currently, many pedestrian navigation systems still adopt the methods employed in car navigation systems. Research has shown that information needs of pedestrians are quite different from those of car d...
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The development of mobile spatial-information technologies requires a profound understanding of pedestrian spatio-temporal behaviour. In a currently ongoing project we use several empirical methods following the concept of “across-method” triangulation to comprehensively study human spatial behaviour. In this contribution we will introduce a multi-...
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Public transport companies need to exhaust the utilisation capacity of their services in the most efficient way. Therefore, especially during off-peak hours, it is necessary to attract more passengers by offering specific, customised services. As part of the scientific project NRT (“Non-Routine Trips”), we examine habits, preferences and interest p...
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In the course of the scientific project IANUS, we examined the impacts of stress on the physical and psychological condition of passengers in train stations in order to identify relevant determinants and to develop recommendations for reducing stress-inducing factors in public transport infrastructures. We used a combination of biometric measuring...
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The growing amount of ubiquitously available location based information offers great chances for the development of mobile pedestrian navigation services. Yet, providing spot-on real-time adequate information remains challenging, as relevant information needs to be filtered and group-related behaviour patterns and preferences are still insufficient...
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The investigation of pedestrian spatio-temporal behaviour is of particular interest in many different research fields. Disciplines like travel behaviour research and tourism research, social sciences, artificial intelligence, geoinformation and many others have approached this subject from different perspectives. Depending on the particular researc...
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In recent years, technological progress and an increasing amount of ubiquitously available information set the stage for the development of mobile navigation tools for pedestrians. However, the vast quantity of accessible navigational and environmental information aggravates effective information extraction and necessitates tailoring wayfi nding in...
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The complexity of pedestrian spatio-temporal behaviour calls for the combination of several complementary empirical methods in order to comprehen- sively understand human motion behaviour patterns and underlying motives, habits and intentions. This is essential for the development of mobile spatial information technologies, as the huge amount of po...
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The first part of this paper gives a survey of the state of the art of research on human spatio-temporal behaviour in connection with the development of pedestrian navigation systems. The second part of the paper deals with the problem of pedestrian route choice behaviour. It is in particular concerned with localisation technologies and their adapt...
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Pedestrian-navigation services enable people to retrieve precise instructions to reach a specific location. However, the development of mobile spatial-information technologies for pedestrians is still at the beginning and faces several difficulties. As the spatial behavior of people on foot differs in many ways from the driver's performance, common...
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One of the major issues in the development of mobile pedestrian navigation services concerns the poor understanding of pedestrian spatio- temporal behaviour. Findings reveal that human route choice behaviour relies on a huge variety of influence factors. Therefore, common concepts like those used in car navigation systems will not conform to the re...
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Based on studies about human orientation behaviour, the contribution presents a synopsis of main requirements for pedestrian navigation systems, focussing on the key qualities for designing pedestrian wayfinding systems and the consideration of landmarks as spatial information in portable pedestrian navigation services (e.g. in smart phones, PDA’s,...
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In this paper we introduce a novel online path planning method that mimics the human sense of navigation for finding a path between the current location (the 'origin') and the destination point. Most pedestrian simulation systems pre-compute a minimum cost (e.g. shortest length) path. Such an approach implies that the simulated agents have perfect...
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Mobile tools for wayfinding combined with Location Based Services (LBS) can provide pedestrians with practical information concerning optimal routes and useful facilities in their vicinity. However, what is considered as “optimal” and “useful” largely varies between different kinds of individuals. Inappropriate information may hinder effective info...
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The promotion of walkable environments and the design of attractive places for walkers require comprehensive knowledge about pedestrians' needs and preferences. However, so far little is known about the factors encouraging people to walk in specific environments and prompting them to avoid others. As previous studies have already indicated, the des...

Projects

Projects (3)
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The project youth codes puts new awareness strategies of mobility concepts and peer learning approaches concerning various groups of adolescents to the test and evaluates these concepts. The possibility of using network analysis to identify and provoke “influencers” in the community and thus encourage young people to engage in discourses and discuss controversies is being examined. The aim is to circulate new trends and ideas and therefore to stimulate sustainable changes in behaviour and to jointly establish sustainable behavioural patterns according to their realities. To motivate and activate different types of adolescents, an online-offline peer concept will be developed, tested and optimised within the framework of the project.
Archived project
Promoting active mobility of people requires devising both adequate information offers and services, but also appropriate incentives and motivations to arouse interest and actually change mobility behaviour. In pro:motion, methods from social sciences are applied in order to identify homogeneous groups of shared mobility-related information needs and to extract appropriate group-related arguments to promote active mobility (e.g. health, environment, costs, image, adventure). The results of pro:motion are well-defined homogeneous target groups and tailor-made concepts for specifically addressing each target group (arguments, information needs, preferred information channels), thus providing a solid based for implementing measures promoting active mobility forms.