AccessLondon – an android app

This is an android app I wrote in android mode of Processing for a project at UCL.

The app is part of a group visualisation project I worked on with collaboration with another 3 UCL students, Gianfranco Gliozzo, Gareth Simons and Stelios Tsaparas. You can see the rest of the work on our group’s blog, ActivityBeyondBarriers.

You can find the source code here.

Activity Beyond Barriers

Logo of the app Logo of the app

Based on initial visualisations, we observed that many accessible tube stations were not used as much as we had anticipated. We therefore thought that it may be beneficial to create an app pointing the user towards the closest accessible stations along with pertinent information about the station and context. The idea continued to evolve and nearest bus stop information was also added, based on buses’ popularity and also due to the fact that all buses offer disabled access. There are many applications available that focus on trip planning. However, this one is different in the sense that it is focused on finding the nearest accessible stations and bus stops for the disabled users. The process is made fast and simple by requiring just two clicks (taps).

Screenshot of app home page Screenshot of app home page

To add to this concept, the user also has live updates from the twitter accounts…

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About Katerina

Katerina Skroumpelou is an architectural engineer, and currently a PhD candidate at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National Technical University of Athens, Greece. She holds an MRes title on Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation, that she acquired from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis of UCL. Her research interests revolve around the concepts of the Internet of Things, the future of cities and the technological and social aspects that arise. Katerina is a front-end developer at Upstream. In the past, she worked as a web developer at the National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos". Before diving into web development, she studied Architectural Engineering and she holds an MRes title on Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation, that she acquired from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis of UCL. She also took a number of post-graduate courses at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA. She is indigenous to the internet, and she loves web development. So much that she does not understand the distinction between work and life sometimes. Or so her friends say. She lives with her Maine Coon in Athens, Greece.

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