UK Team Bus stop sketch challenge
To challenge the wider UK hub team, we decided to set a rapid, free drawing task looking at our group perception of bus stops, how they might be improved and the values that we felt were important having spoken with our project colleagues. The sketches are all listed here, involving everyone.
Please take the time to read through the sketches and to absorb the variety of ideas on show AND add you comments - there could be many individual elements that (if we knew which were the most useful) could be combined into an ultimate system design.
Hi Andree, I'd much rather see a scruffy sketch any day!
I think the point here is that it only a designer who can solve the problem of waiting at a bus stop - everyone has insight, their own ideas and the purpose of this age is to invite ideas in whatever form they can be communicated. Experience is such a valuable commodity, and because we have such varied experienced across the team it allows us to look very deeply into the meaning and thoguth processes show ... Voir plus
These sketches did inform some of our thinking.
As a non designer I was not expecting my scruffy ideas to be shown, Paul :-) Unfortunately I was not able to draw what I could visualise (sketches 3 and 6) which was all about the need for organic forms and for bus stopes to be more than a post, but a fundamental and exciting part of the streetscape where they could become a meeting place, local information centre and gateway to different forms of transport.
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We have talked a lot about introducing a better human 'feel', I love the introduction of woodland inspired forms and colours shown in Jacqui's sketch. The individual stools also introduce a very relaxed, 'free' sense of space that I would suggest is a totally different way to perceive the bus stop waiting experience.