Accessing Public Transport Information through Home TV. Designed for the TInnGO project by Ronald Jurianto
Designed in collaboration with Solenza Lazar, whose project focuses on accessing live information from bus stops. Link to Solenza's project: https://oip.transportgenderobservatory.eu/ideas-lab-contribution-93
Despite the abundance of live travel information, too great a reliance is placed upon interaction with smartphone/tablet based apps. This limited method is known to exclude some users to whom smartphone interaction is uncomfortable due to having few options and descriptive language that does not work in their context, thus creating a barrier for them and consequently leaving them uninformed.
Basing our interaction point on the home TV instead of a smartphone, we have designed two ‘set-top’ type devices as a design provocation. The devices are intentionally linked visually with our physical bus-stop designs and part of a greater exploration into the visual language of inclusive travel information. In these designs, interaction about bus services is achieved using two-way verbal prompts and on-screen digital map, prioritising natural interaction.
Two versions are proposed; an All-in-One device aims to be the centrepiece providing built-in high quality audio; and a smaller jewel-like Cube which provides the same level of visual output and spoken communication but presents itself as a small, yet valuable object that is placed on display.