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At home in Brussels: professional mobility as a service

Van der Graaf, Shenja and Vanobberghen, Wim (2013) At home in Brussels: professional mobility as a service. First Monday, 18 (11). ISSN 1396-0466

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Identification Number: 10.5210/fm.v18i11.4951

Abstract

An emerging generation of mobile applications is viewing mobility as a way to create interactive experiences that rely on or exploit movement and space in the urban context. By drawing on a user–oriented design approach, this paper investigates the initial design stages of a mobile relocation service application (linked to a Web–based service) developed for professionals relocating to the city of Brussels. This approach provides insight into several socio–spatial factors underpinning the relocation process. The findings demonstrate that the user–mobile application dynamic associated with a personalized experience augments and facilitates how people come to plan and understand cities, how they manage certain services and utilities, and hence how they seek to shape life in a new city.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/v...
Additional Information: © 2013 University of Illinois at Chicago
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 14:50
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 05:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57279

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