User-Centered Bus Stop Design - Designed for the TInnGO project by Sanjeevi Suganthi Pugazhenthi

SANJEEVI SUGANTHI PUGAZHENTHI
Topic DesignTransport patterns & user needs

In exploring the concept of enhanced usability, this design offers three different seating options. 1) A set of Individual seats inspired from ‘Hourglass’ is provided. These seats can be configured in different groups according to the needs of users, to facilitate their conversations. These seats slide along a guide rail, embedded below the pavement like a tramway track on the streets. 2) Three priority seats are provided with ‘Sit to stand supports’ for people who need them, especially elders. 3) An outside bench with mirror finish is provided as street furniture which reflects the surrounding cityscape (inspired from the ‘Cloud Gate in Chicago’). This concept extends the utility of the bus stop to people beyond passengers.  This bench would serve as ‘quick rest stops’ for people doing outdoor exercise or as a ‘meeting point’. As more people use the bus stop, it encourages the waiting passengers not to feel aloof.

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SANJEEVI SUGANTHI PUGAZHENTHI

Hello Paul, thank you for your feedback. We can have a chat if you are available.

16/02/2021 11h13
SANJEEVI SUGANTHI PUGAZHENTHI

Hi Andree, thank you. I would like to discuss with you if you are available. 

16/02/2021 11h10
SANJEEVI SUGANTHI PUGAZHENTHI

Hello Sinead, thanks and I agree with your point. 

16/02/2021 11h09
SANJEEVI SUGANTHI PUGAZHENTHI

Hi Janet, thank you for the comments.

16/02/2021 11h08
PAUL MAGEE

Shaped with a sense of subtlety, this is not a loud, brash form and would probably lend itself well to most city environments.

You need to resolve the water flow from the roof. It was agreed that integral gutters would be used to guide water down and away. The roofline itself needs to be changed to adjust the direction that water may flow, and indeed shaped in order to control the motion of the water.

The colours need more energy.

The seats are ... Voir plus

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ANDREE WOODCOCK2

what design issue/ design briefwas this in response to?

13/02/2021 13h32
ANDREE WOODCOCK2

Hi Sanjeevi

I like the playfulness of this.

How would you imporve the visibility of the moveable seats fo rpeople with visual problems.

 

13/02/2021 13h29
SINEAD OUILLON

Such a beautifyl design. It would work in large spaces for sure.  Not scaleable to the average pavement however.

11/02/2021 17h57
JANET SAUNDERS

A nice idea that bus stops can also be resting places and meeting places, for any uers, not just the bus passengers.  The moveable seats also introduces a sense of 'fun' - they could be stepping stones or even djembes! 

11/02/2021 12h17
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