Our group on “Location-Based Services (LBS)” tackles research questions that arise in the mobile information society from a geographic information science (GIScience) perspective. Specifically, our group focuses on:
- Design of human-centered LBS (typically mobile applications on smartphones or wearable devices) to better support people’s daily decision-making and activities in space (e.g., navigation/wayfinding, city exploration, and social interaction);
- Use of LBS and location/activity-sensing technologies to study and model people’s perception of, experiences and behaviors in space (e.g., emotions towards environments, and mobility within a city).
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research field, we often employ both empirical (e.g., lab/field experiments, and focus groups) and computational methods (e.g., data modeling, data analysis, simulation and prediction).