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Testing a new mobile application to study public spaces

Frédérick Chabot, Nicolas Saunier and Geneviève Boisjoly

Article (2024)

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There is growing interest in the study of the use of streets and adjacent public spaces. This paper highlights a case study conducted at a public square in Montreal. The objective is to evaluate a mobile data collection tool developed for the study of public spaces and its performance, while characterizing the use of the space. To do so, five observers made over 1200 unique observations. The analysis shows the variability between observers differs according to the observed variable and nearly 4 % of the clicks were made to correct an erroneous input.

Subjects: 1000 Civil engineering > 1000 Civil engineering
1000 Civil engineering > 1001 Construction engineering and management
1600 Industrial engineering > 1600 Industrial engineering
Department: Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering
Funders: CRSNG/NSERC
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/57902/
Journal Title: Findings
Publisher: Findings Press
DOI: 10.32866/001c.94712
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.32866/001c.94712
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2024 15:37
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 14:04
Cite in APA 7: Chabot, F., Saunier, N., & Boisjoly, G. (2024). Testing a new mobile application to study public spaces. Findings, 94712 (6 pages). https://doi.org/10.32866/001c.94712

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