An interactive visualization for service planning in public transportation

Singularity presents a data perspective on the increasing complexity of service planning in public transportation. The interactive kiosk compares and visualizes the individual requests - in consideration of service availability - and the real degree of wish fulfillment for employees. In this way, connections are made visible, which often stay hidden in daily business.



The screen displays an idle-screen Animation. Elements of the signet move randomly across the screen for the attention of the user. The idle-mode serve as a signal that the status of the system is inactive.

General View

If a person stands in front of the screen, the user is detected by the infrared sensor. The visualization builds up gradually. At this point, the user has the opportunity to compare the required employees with the service requests of all employees. On the touchscreen, the person can navigate through the past few weeks and gain an overview of the development of the wish fulfillment.

Individual Overview

When a person interacts with the screen and inserts his RFID card into the card slot for identification, the individual data of the employee is displayed. The user has the opportunity to compare the matches of his profile with the current and past shift plans.

Physical Prototype

The project was developed in a research project of the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück in cooperation with Stadtwerke Osnabrück AG and is a prototypical concept for the development of ambient communication systems in work environments.


In Collaboration with Carlos Niermeier, Linnea Helms & Sebastian Böger

supervision by Prof. Hannes Nehls

Working Fields:

concept / physical prototyping / interaction design