Tina Wang

Process is as important as the outcome

Week 45: FMP-Report

FMP REPORT

‘Candy Crash Awareness Campaign in London Underground’

This report for final project details the process of research, inspiration, conception and design of an awareness campaign for regular passengers in the London Underground. The goal of the project is to design an effective awareness campaign assist the frustrating environment and improve the experience of regular travelers in the London Underground.

While I was working on the task two about the visualizing ideas and concepts in design one, I picked the topic about London underground. At that moment, I went to London Underground in order to get inspiration of this project and I also experienced the frustration and stressed of a regular tube traveler. I took into consideration the time I spent in the transport, the noise and the crowd. So I decided to keep doing this topic in the FMP. Firstly, I looked for some articles about that topic. The TfL (Transport for London) website reported that ‘up to four million passengers travels by London Underground per day and during peak times there are more than 535 trains whizzing around the Capital.’ (TfL, nd.) In 2009, the report is called ‘Too close for comfort: Passengers‘ experiences of the London Underground’ did a survey on London’s subway train system and has found that over 80 per cent of passengers are stressed. It was made by a London transport committee, who questioned more than 700 commuters.  (Banville, 2009)

I focused my research for office workers only first. Because I thought they work in stressful environment and they have to travel across stressful surrounding. Their journey is rhythm by the stress. So my first research question was ‘how an effective communication design can help office worker in the frustrating environment at the London Underground?’ However, as I experienced this stressful environment too, I changed my research to ‘How can an effective awareness campaign assist the frustrating environment and improve the experience of regular travelers in the London Underground.

During the process I used five methods to develop my topic. I used Internet, I read newspapers, I did an online survey a face to face interview on the field and a persona and scenario for the creative processI found really difficult to overcome the language barrier during interviews and it was also uneasy to found regular tube travelers with time to answer my questions. Despite that the topic of my research did find a positive echo among the Londoners. Indeed the results of interviews underlined the frustration of the transport users. Most of them complained about the busy traffic the noise. In the beginning of my interview journey I was shy to disturb people. But as the answers of the travelers confirmed what I did find on internet and in the newspapers I felt more confident to talk to people, because I realized that people are willing to talk about their frustration.I can say that I progress from 10% confidence to around 85% at the end of my journey.

My outcome of the FMP was design an awareness campaign via three awareness posters – ‘Slow down, Avoid the Crash’ ‘Give way, Avoid the Crash’ and ‘Stand right, Avoid the Crash’. One basic rules of awareness booklet, eleven awareness Oyster Card Holders, eleven Candy Crash mini sweets and sweet bottles, an app has Route Planner, Station Alert, Oyster Card Top Up and Map functions, one video of project and one website. During this process I learned to overcome my shyness and built my confidence. Even if the language was sometimes a huge barrier, I realised that a clear and well presented topic can be understood from anybody. I realised that London underground is a crowded environment and even if I tried through my project to bring a bitserenity to travellers it does not really solve the problem on its own. If I had to redo the project again I will plan my journey differently. I will ask two or three regular travellers if I can follow them on week days and week end .I want to know if they are frustrated by the time the same way. I think this will be very accurate for my project.

Consequently, behind all process of this project are a simple propose: assist the frustrating environment and improve the experience of regular travelers in the London Underground.

REFERENCES

 

 

Banville, S. (2009). London Subway Passengers Stressed Out. Retrieved May 29, 2015 from http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/0912/091203-london_underground.html

[2] TFL. (n.d.). Facts & figures. Retrieved May 29, 2015 from https://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/about-tfl/what-we-do/london-underground/facts-and-figures

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Week 45: FMP-Project Video

Here is my FMP project video which shows how an awareness campaign assist the frustrating environment and improve the experience of regular travelers in the London Underground.

Week 44: FMP-Awareness Oyster Card Holders

These eleven Oyster Card Holders are match the colors, tips as the Basic Rules of Awareness Booklet.

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Week 44: FMP-Basic Rules of Awareness Booklet

This booklet use eleven tube colors with broken sweet bottle combined some tips to aware the travelers.

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Week 44: FMP-Final Awareness Posters

There are three awareness posters that I have done for FMP. One A1 and two A2. The meaning of the posters are aware people do not make crash when are travel in the London Underground. There are combined the hand drawing and hand make which use real M&M and bottle glass.

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Week 43: FMP-Final sweet bottles of the awareness campaign

I have done my eleven colour sweet bottles of the awareness campaign of the London Underground. Each colour is corresponding to each tube line.

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Bakerloo line           Central line           Circle line           District line          Hammersmith & City line

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Jubilee line           Metropolitan line           Northern line         Piccadilly line                  Victoria line

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Waterloo & City line

The security of the sweet glass bottle is the QR code which back on the ‘Crash’ logo. Passengers can download the app via this RQ code, then they can start their great journey in the London Underground.

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Week 43: FMP- Candy Crash, Happy Crash

Candy and glass bottle are the most important elements of my project. I am going to use them through the project.

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Prototype – Colourful candy bottle

The propose of using candy is would like to make regular travelers feel happy, as human being, candy can make people feel happy, once we are feeling down we want to have some sweet. So candy likes regular travelers, The glass bottle is kind of protection and also a closed place, travelers can be protected in the glass bottle and also they can not care others feeling because of the closed bottle. Such as, in the crowded London Underground, passengers make crash once they do not care others and they are in hurry.

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Draft of candy bottle

Each bottle of candy are using the colours from each tube line. Travelers will get single colour of bottle when they get on each line, once they meet other passengers on the tube, the different colours going to make crash by dangerous and happy.

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Some tools are used for make the candy glasses

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The process for making candy glasses (first draft)