Paragem de autocarro Melódica. Concebido para o projecto TInnGO por Ronald Jurianto

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Para as crianças, antecipar o próximo autocarro pode parecer uma eternidade. Ao prender cordas de comprimentos variáveis, as crianças podem ter algo para se manterem entretidas, ao mesmo tempo que aprendem como os comprimentos variáveis afectam a nota da melodia, invocando a curiosidade e a criatividade. A melodia usada será reversível para que não importe de onde os utilizadores correm as cordas, enquanto a melodia pode ser diferenciada para diferentes áreas, criando um sentido de comunidade e localidade para os passageiros do autocarro, ao mesmo tempo que ajuda as crianças a fazerem sentido viajar para um novo lugar, fazendo-o sinalizar com uma melodia 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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