Magic Board Bus Stop. Designed for the TInnGO project by Ronald Jurianto

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With the infrequency of bus services, waiting for a bus could feel like an eternity for both children and parents with children. Created to provide children with an activity that engages children while also invoking kids’ creativity, the magic board allows kids to draw and express themselves freely while waiting for a bus to arrive. While traditionally equipped with a stylus and an eraser slider, this application of magic board is made more suitable for the large canvas size of a bus stop by allowing children to use their fingers to draw and auto-erasing whenever the bus has arrived.

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3 years ago

I like this design draft very much.

Since the seats are mostly already occupied by elderly people, the drawing area should also extend across the entire back of the stop. 
The automatic clearing of the drawings is not really suitable for stops with many buses/trains and a high frequency. It would be sufficient to erase the drawings manually.

You could also derive a community project from this: If you actually use digital screens for this, all drawings can be saved in a cloud if desired. And every week/month a winning drawing can be chosen either at random or by a jury. This winning drawing could, for example, be displayed on the screens in public transport vehicles for a certain period of time, or collectors' items (e.g. plastic coins) could be printed with it and given away (via tourist offices, ticket sales points of public transport providers, etc.).

The TInnGO project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 824349.
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