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Seoul Public Transportation Usability Research Day back

In support of the World Usability Day 2009, we dedicate November 12 to researching ease and convenience of using Seoul public transportation. This event is carried out with the purpose of contributing useful examples of sustainable design in public transportation to the international community.

Why Seoul?

Designated as the World Design Capital 2010 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, Seoul demonstrates that the city is not only concerned with industrial growth. In the nomination acceptance speech Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon stated, that design will be a driving force in developing Seoul’s economy. Seoul National Capital Area, including a population of over 20 million people, is already the second largest metropolitan area in the world, making transportation efficiency a hot issue.

According to Wikipedia, Seoul subway lines stretch for more than 250 kilometers and carry over 8 million people daily, making it one of the busiest transportation systems in the world (surpassed only by the Tokyo Subway and Moscow Metro). As South Korea in general, and Seoul in particular, is known for strive towards efficiency in everything, we are intending to collect interesting and useful examples of sustainable design in Seoul public transportation.

Thus, we will spend November 12 traveling around the city researching its public transportation and will communicate our findings to the international community during a few days following November 12.

Would like to contribute?

If you would like to share your own experience of Seoul public transportation, please kindly email us your comments (and photos if available) to info[AT]ideacode [DOT] eu. We will be happy to consider all opinions and reflect them in our findings report.

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