Planning Smart Social Distancing - Mobile Application Concept Design and Evaluation

Eveliina Heikkilä, Mari Suoheimo, Jonna Häkkilä

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The COVID-19 crisis has caused social distancing practices to be part of everyday life. We present the concept and user interface design of a smart phone application that enables planning daily schedules in a manner which seeks to optimise the social distancing. We present the application UI design and its evaluation in two focus groups (n = 8). The findings highlight the need for and positive attitude towards a mobile application that supports avoiding crowds during and after the pandemic time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2021 - 18th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsCarmelo Ardito, Rosa Lanzilotti, Alessio Malizia, Alessio Malizia, Helen Petrie, Antonio Piccinno, Giuseppe Desolda, Kori Inkpen
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-85607-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-85606-9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event18th IFIP TC 13 International Conference - Bari, Italy
Duration: 30 Aug 20213 Sept 2021

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference18th IFIP TC 13 International Conference
Abbreviated titleProceedings, Part V


  • Covid-19
  • Social distancing
  • Mobile application
  • Calendar
  • Location based services

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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