Towards road traffic management with forecasting on wall displays

Arnaud Prouzeau, Anastasia Bezerianos, Olivier Chapuis

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Abstract

Road traffic control centers are of vital importance to modern cities. Interviews with controllers in two such centers identified the need to incorporate the visualization of results from predictive traffic models with real traffic, to help operators choose among different interventions on the network. We explore this idea in a prototype that runs on a wall display, and supports direct touch and input from workstations and mobile devices. Apart from basic functionality to manage the current traffic such as changing traffic light duration or speed limits, the prototype incorporates traffic simulations for forecasting results of possible actions, highlighting their differences to current traffic. Based on needs identified in our interviews, we offer two techniques that visually combine simulated and real situations, taking advantage of the large display space: multiple independent views and DragMagic, a variation of magic lenses. A preliminary laboratory experiment suggests that both techniques are viable design options, even for monitoring several simulations and areas of interest, contrary to expectations from previous work. However DragMagics are easier to master. An informal feedback session with our experts showed promising early feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNature Meets Interactive Surfaces
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2016
EditorsJohannes Schoning, Melanie Tory
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages119-128
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450342483
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces 2016 - Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 6 Nov 20169 Nov 2016
Conference number: 11th
https://iss2016.acm.org/
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/2992154

Conference

ConferenceACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces 2016
Abbreviated titleISS 2016
CountryCanada
CityNiagara Falls
Period6/11/169/11/16
OtherThis conference was previously called ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces Conference (ERA Id 50204)
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Keywords

  • DragMag
  • Magic lens
  • Road traffic model
  • Traffic forecast
  • Traffic monitoring
  • Wall display

Cite this

Prouzeau, A., Bezerianos, A., & Chapuis, O. (2016). Towards road traffic management with forecasting on wall displays. In J. Schoning, & M. Tory (Eds.), Nature Meets Interactive Surfaces: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2016 (pp. 119-128). [2992158] Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2992154.2992158