Melodische Bushaltestelle. Entworfen für das TInnGO-Projekt von Ronald Jurianto

Topic DesignParticipation culture

Für Kinder kann sich das Warten auf den nächsten Bus wie eine Ewigkeit anfühlen. Durch das Anbringen von Saiten unterschiedlicher Länge können Kinder sich selbst unterhalten und gleichzeitig lernen, wie sich die unterschiedliche Länge auf den Ton der Melodie auswirkt, was Neugierde und Kreativität weckt. Die verwendete Melodie wird umkehrbar sein, so dass es keine Rolle spielt, von wo aus die Benutzer die Saiten anbringen, während die Melodie für verschiedene Gebiete differenziert werden kann, was für die Busfahrgäste ein Gefühl von Gemeinschaft und Lokalität schafft, während es den Kindern auch hilft, die Reise zu einem neuen Ort zu verstehen, indem sie ihn mit einer anderen Melodie signalisieren.

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3 years ago

A lovely idea and would appeal to a range of users especially children and older people. 

Yet if applied say, to the West Midlands region, other issues would need to be considered. For example is the bus stop served by electricity points, will there  be room for timetable information, safety messages an help points as standard?  Could it distract from existing digital advertising and could this be prone to crime and vanalism?  For those customers with hearing impairments, a hearing loop system may need to be applied. 

Maintence costs and funding should also be considered in any design options.  But I feel this concept could work well at interchanges or mobility hub sites, where people may have to change modes.  

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3 years ago

I love this idea. Very creative, very entertaining.

Maybe you can combine notes with different coloured lights, so that the kids (and everyone else) can not only hear their sounds but also see them.

Perhaps one could also distribute different "instruments" across several stops on a line. At one stop "guitar strings", at the next "piano keys" and at the next small "drum fields" at touchpoints of an implemented screen?

One disadvantage is that this music option is not necessarily suitable for stops that are directly adjacent to residential buildings. The risk that it would quickly degenerate into noise pollution and thus complaints would unfortunately be quite high.

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