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Mobility Need-Adaptive Housing Platforms: The Benefit of a Commute Time Search Feature

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Chair of Information Management, University of Goettingen, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
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Chair of Business Informatics, esp. Intelligent Systems and Services, Technische Universität Dresden, 01169 Dresden, Germany
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Academic Editor: Grazia Napoli
Sustainability 2021, 13(6), 3169; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063169
Received: 4 February 2021 / Revised: 4 March 2021 / Accepted: 9 March 2021 / Published: 13 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Transportation)
The growing influx of people to urban areas has resulted in a tense housing market in many places, making the search for a suitable residence an increased challenge. Dedicated online platforms facilitate this process and offer two distinct approaches to find suitable accommodations concerning its location. Traditionally, users can search for a general area like a city to narrow down the results displayed. Additionally, some platforms offer searches based on the maximum commute time between apartments and points of interest. This paper investigates the benefit such approaches yield concerning technology acceptance and the fit of the task and information representation. Thus, a prototypically implemented online platform with and without a commute time search feature was evaluated in an online experiment. The treatment specification achieved significantly better results in terms of information quality and technology acceptance, implicating that such a design should be preferred for websites that facilitate the search for apartments. These insights can contribute to an enhanced understanding of visual system design to reduce the negative sustainability impacts of traffic induced by a divergence of residential and workplaces. View Full-Text
Keywords: housing platform; commute time; mobility IS; technology acceptance modeling; cognitive fit housing platform; commute time; mobility IS; technology acceptance modeling; cognitive fit
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Lembcke, T.-B.; Willnat, M.; Lechte, H.; Greve, M.; Heinsohn, J.; Brendel, A.B. Mobility Need-Adaptive Housing Platforms: The Benefit of a Commute Time Search Feature. Sustainability 2021, 13, 3169. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063169

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Lembcke T-B, Willnat M, Lechte H, Greve M, Heinsohn J, Brendel AB. Mobility Need-Adaptive Housing Platforms: The Benefit of a Commute Time Search Feature. Sustainability. 2021; 13(6):3169. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063169

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Lembcke, Tim-Benjamin, Mathias Willnat, Henrik Lechte, Maike Greve, Julia Heinsohn, and Alfred B. Brendel 2021. "Mobility Need-Adaptive Housing Platforms: The Benefit of a Commute Time Search Feature" Sustainability 13, no. 6: 3169. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063169

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