Ryan C C Chin's research while affiliated with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other places

Publications (10)

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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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This thesis is an investigation into the design methodologies and ideologies of manufacturing processes specifically related to automotive design. The conceptualization, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing of cars is a discipline that would yield exciting results if applied to architecture. The hybridization of different processes of design wil...
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Developing a design methodology that accounts for system- and component-level parameters in the design of products is a challenge for design and manufacturing organizations. Designed products like automobiles, personal electronics, mass-customized homes, and apparel follow design processes that have evolved over time into compartmentalized approach...

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... Past applications have shown that it is effective towards increasing the users' engagement with the system and improving their loyalty to it [46]. Introducing a gamified, competitive environment between users leading to social dynamics was found to promote the use of bike-sharing for specific trip purposes such as commuting [47]. ...
... , frequency (average of daily frequency), overall slope, and period-separated slopes with daily frequency of EMA responses (the bar colored in black). For period-separated slopes, three periods are given: week #1-#6 (day 0-41), week #6-#8 (day [42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53][54][55], and week #8-#10 (day 56-67). Note that overall slope is introduced from daily frequency, and that period-separated slopes are calculated from daily frequency per week. ...
... Active mobility forms have the potential to help tackle several challenges ranging from environ- mental problems to improving the quality of life and relieving the overloaded transport systems since they are healthy (WHO 2016), carbon-neutral, cheap and space-efficient compared to other modes of transport ( Lähteenoja et al., 2006). Nonetheless, many cities have a relatively low share of cycling and walking in their modal split despite various efforts to increase the use of bicycles by enhancing infrastruc- ture and promoting it through campaigns ( Wunsch et al. 2016). These interventions improve the overall system and help to increase the share of cycling in the modal split. ...
... , frequency (average of daily frequency), overall slope, and period-separated slopes with daily frequency of EMA responses (the bar colored in black). For period-separated slopes, three periods are given: week #1-#6 (day 0-41), week #6-#8 (day [42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53][54][55], and week #8-#10 (day 56-67). Note that overall slope is introduced from daily frequency, and that period-separated slopes are calculated from daily frequency per week. ...
... A human designer considers his inspiration (consciously or not) and defines the vehicle shape by free hand (applying some features of predecessors into the new design). 2. The shape is fitted to the correct dimensions with respect to the product's architecture (Chin, 2004). The architecture can be represented by simple shapes defining its volumes and spaces (a package). ...