“We are now in between the project’s two pilot phases, so we can draw our conclusions from the first successful round, making final improvements for the MyOSS app and within the pilots to safeguard conclusive test results” said Dr. Roberto Palacin, Coordinator of the MyCorridor project from Newcastle University during his opening statement.
The two-day meeting focussed on the review of the first round of pilots that have been taking place in Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic and Austria, as well as sharing experiences and best practices from the first substantial testing of the MyCorridor MaaS application.
A close look was taken at the Salzburg pilot, as the Austrian academics from Salzburg Research have been assessing the user interaction of test subjects with the app, filming their movements through a small overhead camera.
The front-end of the MyCorridor MaaS application was presented by Kostas Kalogirou (CERTH) in cooperation with Filip Kvaček (CHAPS), while the back-end mechanisms were presented by Athanasios Salamanis (CERTH). There was a productive exchange of experiences and ideas from the first tests, concluding that minor adjustments, such as the arrangement and modification of buttons and symbols, will significantly enhance the user experience.
Strategies to engage with test users for the second pilot phases in the six European cities, were also discussed and refined. “We are now tailoring our message to the target audiences in each pilot area in the project’s geography and, with the great team of partners we have involved, I am confident that the materials and methods will be successfully adapted to their potential test users” said David Golightly from Newcastle University.
The MyCorridor consortium will meet again at the beginning of October, ahead of the roll-out of the second pilot phase. Until then, stay tuned on the preparations on mycorridor.eu website.