Bus seats illustration needing comments- Solenza Lazar

Topic AwarenessDesignWomen needs in transport Transport patterns & user needs

These are new bus seats to reduce harassment. Not giving you more information about the seat is intentional, as I want to get your first impressions before explaining the project any further. What are your thoughts? Please comment down below.

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I love flower inspired design! However, I need some clarification on a few aspects: when sitting by the window will you still be able to enjoy the view? It seems boring to just sit in an opaque capsule and stare straight. Moreover, dangling feet seems painfully uncomfortable. Lastly, do we have any arm rest (maybe foldable ones)? It would be good for the safety to hold something when the bus is taking a turn. My sister says she wants a foldable coffee cup holder but I think she is ... Voir plus

23/03/2021 22h21

Hi Andree. Don't worry, in the actual design of the seat, people will be able to touch the floor.

The seats do spin, however, just like the light system, there will be a button/command that allows people to lock their seats in the position that they have chosen. This will prevent others from being able to spin the seats around without the user's consent. 

23/02/2021 11h42

Hi Paul. Initially, the idea came from discussions I had with some people I know, to get their views on what the issue was with public transport. Many of them answered that people will bother you, try to talk to you, and even if you make it clear that you don't want to talk to them and wear headphones, they will persist. The solution that I have thought of when designing this seat is to use color coding, which can be accessed in the interior part of the seat, as well as turned off ... Voir plus

23/02/2021 11h36

Hi Solenza,

I really like the seats and what they are trying to convey. What sort of buses would these be used on? would they also help in reducing spread of infections

How does saying I want to be sociable stop me from being harrassed? Am I signalling I am up for banter if I put on a blue light? Is this a mixed message.

If I put on the red light - which I interpret as leave me alone,  I think I would be more frightened of being harrassed because I am indicating ... Voir plus

13/02/2021 13h19

Solenza, please will you explain more about the nature of the colour coding on each seat and how one might interact with it?

12/02/2021 17h30

Hello Marco, I'd like to talk more with you about your idea of the default value on bus seats. Would you be available to discuss further?

12/02/2021 15h57

Like blabla car, but I'm not sure that bus passenger are wishing to declare their mood especially for short urban trips. Is there a default value?
Also, the seat seem to hinder lateral eyesight and this is surely not helping to make passenger feel safe.

12/02/2021 12h48
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