Nursing Pod by Dr Nicola York

NICOLA YORK
Topic DesignWomen needs in transport

This design was developed on the WEMOBILE project (http://mymobilitymatters.org/) to design stand-alone nursing pods that integrate music and aromatherapy, that can be placed in public spaces e.g. shopping centres, airports etc., allowing women to breastfeed and relax with their small families in privacy. Informed by research, the overall dimensions of this design are comparable with existing designs on the market, but this design offers a uniquely comfortable and relaxing experience compared to its competitors. Image 1 shows the overall design, images 2 and 3 show a top view/floor plan of the of the nursing pod, images 4 and 5 show the interior of the pod, and image 6 shows what the design would look like in a shopping centre.

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VANESSA VON WIEDNER

6 days ago

I like the idea of a privacy room for woman and her child.

Did you take into account whether strollers and co. can be safely parked outside? Is there any space for water or wet wipes? An other idea for the airport or train station is a digital display for depart/ arrive timetable.

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PAUL MAGEE

3 weeks ago

Thanks Nicola. Interested to see how this would work as a modular design, so that it could be assembled on-site (and relocated).

Also with an overhead canopy to provide privacy from views from above (in a shaopping mall for instance.) which could provide passive ventilation and an escape route for fragrances/smells.

How would you adapt this idea for a carer of twins, for example?

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