User-Centered Bus Stop Design - Designed for the TInnGO project by Sanjeevi Suganthi Pugazhenthi
SANJEEVI SUGANTHI PUGAZHENTHI
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.