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E-Business and HCI | Taxibeat
Transcript of E-Business and HCI | Taxibeat
Owner’s of the taxi operated by individuals
Supportive and Efficient Customer Service
Taxi Drivers' "Hall of Fame"
University of Southampton
School of Management
"E-Business and HCI"
Coordinated by: Christophe Mues and Melanie Ashleigh
MSc Knowledge and Information Systems Management
Southampton, 7 March 2014
Search for a taxi (main screen)
Define pick up address
Searching for available taxi drivers (2/2)
List of available taxi drivers and ratings
Call ("Hail") driver
Searching for available taxi drivers (1/2)
Rate taxi driver
Taxi driver rates passenger
Also, operates in:
: 6.5s - not acceptable (Chan et al., 2002, p.197)
Error and Stress Situations
"Multi-sided hail-a-cab native mobile app"
- We offer the platform, market dynamics do the rest"
Current Marketing Initiatives
*Effective inbound/outbound mechanism (Ahrens et al., 2013, p.1035)
Logos/Stickers on Taxis
"Emotional intimacy" (Li et al., 2013, p.81)
*Helpful for SEO (Shih et al., 2013)
Critical Analysis and Potentials
Having in mind that...
“70% of consumers have turned to Social Media for information about a product, brand or company, with 49% of these using the info they gather to make a purchase”
(Ahrens et al., 2013, p.1036)
...some experimentation took place.
1. Facebook "X-ray"
Results (not the best possible...)
... and this is very positive (Shih et. al., 2013, p.528)
3. "Give it a try!"
"Fresh" YouTube Content
Romanian + English Facebook Pages
Web directory submission (GroupM, 2012)
Data mining techniques and personalization for e-coupons - re-shape relationship marketing and tone up e-loyalty! (Li et al., 2013, p.79)
Pick your Driver
(Ahrens et. al., 2013, p.1035; Chen et. al., 2013, p.60)
Protected intellectual property
*"Customers are considered as a mini sales force"
(Ahrens et al., 2013, p.1048)
So, it's crucial to retain their loyalty! (Reichheld and Schefter, 2000, p.105)
: trade-offs between revenue creation and competitive commission) (Brunn et al., 2002, p.294; Dubosson-Torbay et al. 2002, p.17; Rappa, 2010)
(GPS spike - Heatmap)
mobile wireless connection vs.
updates - it's trap! (Nielsen Norman Group, 2013)
Eurostat, 2010 (http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/tgm/mapToolClosed.do;jsessionid=9ea7d07d30e8ccf2ed944eb34bacb822f320f8152c8e.e34OaN8PchaTby0Lc3aNchuMch8Re0?tab=map&init=1&plugin=1&language=en&pcode=tin00117&toolbox=types)
World Bank, 2012 (https://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=d5bncppjof8f9_&ctype=l&met_y=it_net_user_p2#!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=it_net_user_p2&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=region&idim=country:GRC:FRA:ROM:NOR:BRA:MEX&ifdim=region&hl=en_US&dl=en_US&ind=false)
Golden Rules of HCI
and User Experience Design
(Short-term Memory): "
People can only hold up to about
pieces of info in short-term memory"
Abascal, J. and Nicolle, C. (2005) Moving towards inclusive design guidelines for socially and ethically aware HCI.
Interacting with Computers
, 17(5), 484-505.
Ahrens, J., Coyle, J. R. and Strahilevitz, M. A. (2013) Electronic word of mouth.
European Journal of Marketing
, 47(7), 1034-1051.
Ahuja, J. S. and Webster, J. (2001) Perceived disorientation: an examination of a new measure to assess web design effectiveness.
Interacting with Computers
, 14(1), 15-29.
Albers, M. J. and Mazur, B. (2003) Content and Complexity: Information Design in Technical Comminucation. London: Routledge. Available from: http://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=8imRAgAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA75&dq=usability+goals+%2B+effectiveness&ots=ykBELTNKhK&sig=c5if3S-7PkpWXRj3LNqciPHKf3M#v=onepage&q=usability%20goals%20%2B%20effectiveness&f=false [Accessed 01 March 2014]
Brunn, P., Jensen, M. and Skovgaard, J. (2002) e-Marketplaces: Crafting A Winning Strategy.
European Management Journal
, 20(3), 286-298.
Chan, S. S., Fang, X., Brzezinski, J., Zhou, Y., Xu, S. and Lam, J. (2002) Usability for mobile commerce across multiple form factors.
Journal of Electronic Commerce Research
, 3(3), 187-199.
Chen, Y., Liu, F., Fang, C.-H. and Lin, T. M. (2013) Understanding the effectiveness of word-of-mouth: an elasticity perspective.
Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing
, 7(1), 57-77.
Cox, J. and Dale, B. (2002) Key quality factors in Web site design and use: an examination.
International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management
, 19(7), 862-888.
Cunliffe, D. (2000) Developing usable Web sites - a review and model. Internet Research:
Electronic Networking Applications and Policy
, 10(4), 295-307.
Dubosson-Torbay, M., Osterwalder, A. and Pigneur, Y. (2002) E-Business Model Design, Classification, and Measurements. Thunderbird International Business Review, 44(1), 5-23.
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Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
, 4(1), 11-26
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Cognitive skills and their acquisition
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, May Date, pp.38-42.
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, 23(6), 528-540.
Hick-Hyman's Law (Hick, 1952)
it takes for a person to make a decision is based on the number of
Osterwalder's Business Model Canvas (Osterwalder, 2010)
Cemre Uludag (23588047)
Dapeng Hou (25893645)
Maria Jose Ormaza (26556537)
Stylianos Gkiokas (26373084)
Alexandra Sigala, Marketing Director of Taxibeat
Easy to copy
Ps and Ds
$8M Venture Round Funding ($4M from Hummingbird Ventures), private investors and income
Pivotal Tracker and Trello (Project Management), Assistly (Performance Metrics), Github (code), Transifex (apps translation), Mac mini (PCs), MongoDb etc.
: rent, salaries, utilities, maintenance
: new technologies, app updates, new functionality/features, translations
Power Law of Practice (Newell and Rosenbloom, 1981)
to complete a task
with the number of practice trials taken"
No progressive rendering (Gehrke and Turban, 1999, p.3)
Principle: "Help error recognition and recovery" (Nielsen, 1994):
Support diversity of users - Accessibility
Source: http://cloudmonitor.ca.com/en/checkit.php and http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/cO9DmY/https://taxibeat.com/
Errors' attention drawing and prevention are key factors regarding HCI (Cox and Dale, 2002, p.866; Nathan et al., 2008, p.302)
"Universal accessibility" and "digital inclusion" should drive designing process (Abascal and Nicolle, 2005, p.490)
Effectiveness (Albers and Mazur, 2003, p.77)
(Gehkre and Turban, 1999, p.2; Ahuja and Webster, 2001, p.27; Cox and Dale, 2002, p.865; Nathan et al., 2008, p.307)
Xenu Link Sleuth
Strive for "fit"
Based on Cox's and Dale's (2002, p.865) indications
Proposed new version
It's getting smaller...
... and smaller...
... and smaller...
Latin America, Asia and Nigeria
North America, UK, Spain and Japan
UK, USA, Israel and Russia
Germany, Poland and Spain
America, Europe, Asia and Africa
(Norman, 1999, p.39)
Fitts' Law (1954 cited MacKenzie, 1992)
"Users will hit a target
to where they start"
Proposed re-designed menu
3G connection in Europe (Eurostat, 2010)
Internet access in focusing countries (World Bank, 2012)
Relative number of devices running a given version of Android
Relative number of devices running a given version of iOS
Table of Contents
Part A: HCI issues
Part B: E-Business Issues
Successful, innovative and entertaining app
Design: understanding humans and their peculiarities
Personalization could bring the Oscar!
There's always room for improvements
Website: new layout
*Fixed in last version (3 days ago!)
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