The mobile app OneBusAway, which tracks public transportation in real time, now includes arrival times for MARTA trains in addition to the MARTA buses and Georgia Tech shuttles already featured in the app. Read More
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed joined Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson in announcing several citywide cycling initiatives. Among them was Cycle Atlanta, a Georgia Tech-developed iPhone application that tracks cycling routes and is designed to help the city with future cycling decisions. Read More
In the 21st century, many artists and designers are uncertain about how to create the modern day version of democracy in order to demonstrate and represent the current social conditions and expected futures. Within five years of research through crafting, design researchers Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel examined the shift in contemporary democracy from “matters of fact” to “matters of concern” and studied the role human-computer interaction (HCI) design has in this shift. Read More
IPaT’s work in this area focuses on the daily lives of communities – how they live, work and play. We are finding innovative approaches to shaping sustainable cities with research that thinks globally, while acting locally. IPaT is examining the transformative role of technology in transportation, civic engagement, and disaster recovery focusing on novel communication and information technologies to aid communities during disaster and crisis situations.