Parada de autobús melódica. Diseñado para el proyecto TInnGO por Ronald Jurianto

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Para los niños, anticipar el siguiente autobús puede parecer una eternidad. Al colocar cuerdas de distintas longitudes, los niños pueden tener algo con lo que entretenerse y, al mismo tiempo, aprender cómo la longitud variable afecta a la nota de la melodía, invocando la curiosidad y la creatividad. La melodía utilizada será reversible, de modo que no importará desde dónde pasen las cuerdas los usuarios, mientras que la melodía podría diferenciarse para las distintas zonas, creando un sentido de comunidad y localidad para los pasajeros del autobús, al tiempo que se ayuda a los niños a dar sentido al hecho de viajar a un nuevo lugar al señalizarlo con una melodía diferente.

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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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