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Matthias Wunsch

Matthias Wunsch
TU Wien | TU Wien · Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology

MSc, BSc
Finishing my PhD thesis.

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Introduction
I am a PhD candidate at the HCI group at Vienna University of Technology. My thesis covers the use of ICT to promote utilitarian urban cycling. I particularly focus on digital artifacts that allow for situated competence development.

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Publications (10)
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The role of HCI to support cyclists has been researched for many years. However, there has been relatively little work on the interaction with and acting within real-world traffic situations. We collaborated with professional cycling instructors to understand experiences of (novice) cyclists in complex real-world urban traffic situations and existi...
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Active forms of mobility are important when it comes to tackling environmental challenges, improving the quality of human health and reducing road-traffic congestion and overcrowding in public transportation. Measures such as an enhancement of infrastructure or promotion through campaigns are regularly informed by mobility surveys which cover demog...
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Active forms of mobility are important when it comes to tackling environmental challenges, improving the quality of human health and reducing road-traffic congestion and overcrowding in public transportation. Measures such as an enhancement of infrastructure or promotion through campaigns are regularly informed by mobility surveys which cover demog...
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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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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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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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I am currently working on studies providing cyclists with a virtual coach, an simulated agent that supports cyclists while they are riding. Basically, we are building a talking bicycle offering tipps, advice, feedback and a learning environment. It provides different exercises and feedback to teach urban cycling competences, such as riding with enough distance to parked cars, taking your space on the road, viewing and signaling techniques, dealing with fear, tbc.