Transferability - The Transducer
Modern people have a dynamic full lifestyle. Movement, mostly with help of a form of transport, is an essential part within this lifestyle. This study is about designing movement in the public space The thesis ‘Transferium, the non-place between city and highway’ (download) shows that the potential of the stop-over location isn’t in the implementation of functions but in the design of the place. It must guide the traveller on his daily trip. By using fluent motion and expressive information the passer-by is guided through the place freely and pleasantly, from periphery to the city and at the end of the day vice versa.
In the transferium people behave different, some are in a hurry, others are waiting. The design of the public space should lead all travellers as seld-evident trough the transfer zone smooth, efficient and amusing. I used a visual analysis for designing movement in transfer zones: ‘The language of speed’. This method contains an amount of pictures/ images and references which shows examples of how to design speed. The examples are categorized in elements of an urban space, like pavement or lighting. As designer you have a range of possibilities how to deal with these elements: the material can be designed, but also the form/object and of course there are design tools. The case of design is the Park&Ride location Capelse Brug. The public space and environment of this transfer zone has changed into ‘The Transducer Capelse Brug: a converter of one form of speed into the other.
trans = Latin for through
ducer = Latin for lead