Tokyo Public Transportation Usability Research Day back

In support of the World Usability Day 2009, we dedicate November 11 to researching ease and convenience of using Tokyo public transportation, thus calling our event Tokyo Public Transportation Usability Research Day. This event is carried out with the purpose of contributing useful examples of sustainable design in public transportation to the international community.

Why Tokyo?

This year listed as Nr. 3 Most Livable City by the Monocle magazine, Tokyo is also described as world’s most livable megalopolis by the same magazine. Its efficient public transport system is named as one of the reasons. Such praise is even more impressive if one considers that Tokyo metropolitan area has around 35mln population. Among many means of public transportation, Tokyo central area is served by a circle-shaped Yamanote Line (29 stations), which carries about 3.5 M passengers daily, thus supporting  Japanese life style of being on-time everywhere and every time.

Intrigued by all the positive feedback about Tokyo transportation system, during November 11 we will start at Waseda University and spend the day traveling around Tokyo to collect interesting and useful examples of sustainable design in public transportation. We will communicate our findings to the international community during a few days following November 11.

Would like to contribute?

If you would like to share your own experience of Tokyo 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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