Auckland Transport | Maynard
New and improved bus handles are an easily implementable but clever storage solution, usable for the key users of Auckland’s buses - the elderly and students and visually fits Auckland Transports aesthetics.
The initial part of this project was conducted as a group, we visited the bus depot, spoke with stakeholders, consumers, did surveys, role playing journey mapping and observation before splitting off individually to pursue a problem, and come to a solution.
Improve Auckland's bus interiors
Initiation/Research 27 hours
Ideation 41 hours
Refinement 20 hours
Prototyping 45 hours
Presentation Prep. 10 hours
Lack of on-board storage on Auckland's buses
After surveying, interviews and observation we found that the two main issues with Auckland's buses interiors was the lack of on-board way finding information and storage. I decided to pursue on-board storage issues.
Auckland transport must replace bus seats every 10 years, so exploring how we can improve bus seats is a viable option.
Both seat and handles fit onto existing seat frame, reducing costs
Yellow is highly visible, even for those who are visually impaired
Patterns flow from handles to seats