Design Social Media Interface to Better Support Collaborative Travel Planning

  • Jie Gu
  • Xinlin YaoEmail author
  • Anan Hu
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 850)


Social media, which facilitate online interaction among travelers, have significantly impacted the travel industry. While prior literatures have addressed the “information media” feature of social media in travel planning, the effect of social media as a collaborative communication tool has been largely ignored. The purpose of this working paper is to design various social media interfaces to assist collaborative travel planning process. Four interfaces (dialogue-flow interface, user-centric interface, wiki-mode interface and integrated interface) emphasizing different aspects of collaborative communication were developed. The interface prototype forms the experimental foundation for our future research.


Social media Interface design Travel plan Collaborative decision-making 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant #71702103 and #71531006).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai Academy of Social SciencesShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Nanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Fudan UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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