Designing “Friendly” into Public Bicycle for Taipei City

  • Yuhsuan Lin
  • Yen-Yu Kang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8528)


The purpose of this study is to define problems of YouBike’s design, and then, to provide designers with public bicycle design advice. Firstly, an observation was carried out to discover the general process among YouBike users. Secondly, case studies were conducted. Time and period were recorded following each correspondent’s activities, including withdrawing YouBike, returning YouBike, confirming the transaction fee. Research findings include: (1) Attaching magnetic on the bike’s locking plate to reduce the occurrence of error.(2) Changing the color of the lights contrasting colors to enhance the degrees in visual recognition.


Universal Design YouBike 


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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuhsuan Lin
    • 1
  • Yen-Yu Kang
    • 2
  1. 1.National Taiwan University of ArtsTaiwan
  2. 2.National Kaohsiung Normal UniversityTaiwan

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