Audio Flaneur Experience for Bar-Hopping

Chihiro Sato, Nagomu Morita, Yutaro Arai, Sho Sukegawa

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This research implies a service application providing pedestrians of modern cities with the audio approach. The mobile audio service Barsonar enhances the night-time strolling in alleys, lanes, or backstreets; in other words bar-hopping or pub-crawling. The pedestrians can search for a bar/pub in nocturnal cities as if using a fish-sonar on a boat out in the sea fishing, and decide on the direction to head and the destination to drink out. Barsonar provides a real-time bustle map along with an aural navigation through your mobile. This paper presents an initial paper prototype that investigates the customer journey the service shall provide, and also indicates potentials for how an aural flaneur experience and the soundscape for metropolitan cities that can act as third places shall be in the era of drastic change.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information and Communication - Proceedings of the 2021 Future of Information and Communication Conference, FICC
EditorsKohei Arai
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030731021
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventFuture of Information and Communication Conference, FICC 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2021 Apr 292021 Apr 30

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1364 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


ConferenceFuture of Information and Communication Conference, FICC 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Audio navigation
  • City life
  • Flaneur
  • Nightscape
  • Service design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)


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