6ST Oxfam App Movie
The second in a series of movies that articulate the research focus of project from the Travel Behaviours Network.
6STOxfam is designed to improve the visibility of transport options and facilitate collaboration for Oxfam shop managers and area managers at the local level.
The app allows Oxfam’s local communities to better engage and visualise the state of assets and the location of transport both in the present and into the immediate future. In a dynamic and continually evolving business setting, this can help make better commercial decisions (e.g. where a lucrative house clearance can be scheduled in place of servicing some donation banks which may not have reached an optimal fill level, or where valuable donated goods can be notified to the community and an appropriate sales outlet identified and transport arranged).
We understand the extent to which behavioural change in transport habits and practices can be facilitated through the creation of a new form of ‘transport network’, based on extending social networking principles to transport users.
The project has developed a suite of mobile phone apps for each of the corresponding research contexts. Watch videos and read details of the projects aims, key findings and outputs.
The 6ST team comprised researchers from the universities of Southampton, Edinburgh, Salford, Bournemouth and Lancaster.