INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

CAN BUS-WAITING BE PLAYFUL? - A DESIGN INTERVENTION

DECEMBER 2018, GOTHENBURG

Public transportation is an important part of living in Gothenburg. According to traffic and travel development 2017, bus trips increased by more than 40% from 2011 to 2017, while tram trips increased by about 20%. By the year 2017,  55% of the residents using buses and trams to travel within Gothenburg. As it is stated in Gothenburg 2035, public transportation is expected to undertake at least 55% of motorized journeys in the city in 2035. These data demonstrate in a way that children should be viewed as an active group of public transport users. I have often observed school-aged children commuting between home and school without parents. But when we look at the public satisfaction towards Gothenburg public transportation, according to Trafik- och Resandeutveckling 2017, 30% of the subject do not consider the public transportation environment child-friendly.

Later the observation was carried out.  During the one-hour observation, 51% of the passengers were on the phone, 36% were gazing afar, only 13% of the passengers were talking with friends. 

 

​公共交通是瑞典哥德堡城市生活中一部分。2017年,55%的哥德堡居民乘坐巴士和电车,在市政府的目标中,2035年,巴士将占哥德堡全部交通的55%。然而从政府部门的调查中也发现,有30%的受调查者不认为目前的公共交通环境是对儿童友好的。此后的场地调研显示,一个小时的观察中,51%的行人在玩手机,36%的人望着远处,而只有13%的行人在与朋友交谈。

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Since a bus stop can be seen as a semi-open transparent box made by six pieces of modularized glasses. The outcome of this project is expected to be pieces of vinyl with patterns on them, after fixing them on the glass facade of a bus stop, it creates a 3D graffiti at some certain perspectives that enable people to walk around the stop, try to find the right angle to observe the shapes that are hidden in the pattern.

此设计利用了高度模数化的公交站玻璃,我们希望设计一套用于玻璃的贴纸,行人可以从不同位置观察到不同的图案。

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