Country road finder: Exploring beauty when driving around

Satomi Manzaki, Ayame Kano, Narihiro Haneda, Chihiro Sato, Naohito Okude

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)


Driving around a countryside destination and finding the scenic beauty is an intriguing exposure for metropolitans. Our route planner Country Road Finder proposes a lodge, a farm, and the connecting route, for farm-staying to show initiation of the area's local culture and practice. Our algorithm calculates country-road scores for a pleasant driving around experience, combining destination recommendation system and route navigation system. This research shows the routes in 3 peripheral areas near Tokyo, and discusses findings from initial user studies with metropolitan visitors about the drivers' view and experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2018 - Companion Publication of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781450356312
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 30
Event2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2018 Jun 92018 Jun 13


Other2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS 2018
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • Destination marketing
  • Destination visitor travel planning
  • Ethnographic approach
  • Google Street View
  • Scenic driving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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