Final presentation Monday 14-11-16 – DiverCITY

Today’s presentation material (Hanna, Jonathan, Timothy)
Monday 14-11-16

Short film “DiverCITY”

Presentation slides:



WK 12 – Work in progress

Storyboard, concept shortfilm
Storyboard, concept shortfilm

This weeks’ work have been to compose the short film by making a storyboard. We created the storyboard by asking ourselves:

  • who is the audience of the film
  • What content do we need to show
  • what elements/pictures/film shots do we have and what do we still need to produce

Overall, we decided to structure the short film in 3 main sections listed below:

  • Intro – Observations/problems to address 
  • Concept description (overview) 
  • Concept in action 

Thereafter we started creating a detailed manuscript of what elements we need in each of scenes of the movie and established a structured order – again, to make it easier to produce the short film.

Manuscript, shortfilm,
Manuscript, shortfilm, screenshot

Our intention is to be ready by the end of this week so we have the weeked to compose the movie and prepare our final presentation of our concept.


WK 10 – Feedback on project & next step

At this weeks’ lecture we presented the idea about bringing local culture into the MRT.

Feedback & considerations according to the project:

  • How do we secure people move through the areas with out any obstructions?
    • Bringing in interactive screens can counteract how people move through space
  • Need to specify areas to the client (MRT operators, government)
  • Might be a challenge with motion sensors when there are a lot of people travelling (peak hours)
  • What can be seen on the screens when there are no events?

This weeks work on the project


Firstly, we considered where the location for our installation should be in the area where the cultural event was going to be. On the same time we had to consider how to convince our client about the location and also considerations about the physical layout in the MRT.

For our showcase of the concept and also where the initial installation should be done China Town or Dhoby  Gaut might be considered as they connect different metro lines and therefore also be good location to promote locals to different neighborhoods where they might have thought about going maybe for a special occation.

Dhoby Gaut, China Town,
Dhoby Gaut, China Town,

Filming session & location exploration 

User Experience, Location, film shooting, Dead spaces
User Experience, Location, film shooting, Dead spaces

As seen above we went to the Dhoby Gaut MRT station to explore the location, do a film session and also to see how many dead spaces which is presented in the actual location (What you can also notice in the picture is that the wall painting has not change from the picture found online before we went there).
In one way you can argue that to some specific people Commuters the wall painting can be dead spaces to them in there every day life.

Dhoby Gaut MRT

Dhoby Gaut

As a lot of people travel through the Dhoby Gaut MRT and physical layout is  very different but have wide pathways we believe there are certain dead spaces where it will be possible to implement our concept.

Interactive floor, User Experience, Dhoby Gaut, MRT, final project
Interactive floor, User Experience, Dhoby Gaut, MRT, final project

What we also found and experienced at the Dhoby Gaut  MRT was a passage with an interactive floor, consisting both of light and sound elements . As you see on the pictures it attracted different kind of people.

Findings from Dhoby Gaut MRT  

  • It was observered during the morning that people tend to arrive en a big group as when the train arrive to the MRT and then a dead period afterwards.
  • Different people, different movements, different behaviours
  • Dhoby Gaut seems to be a good location for the concept at it is a hub to different MRT stations and areas of Singapore as well a lot of people travel through the MRT every day. On the same time it provide area with enough space where people can stop/move more slowly to interact with a screen

today’s presentation

wk 11 – Feedback, research & refinement of project idea

Before the lecture Monday 17/10/16 we had decided upon following aspects of our project idea:

Framing of problem
We want to activate dead spaces in the MRT to draw people’s attention and make them interact with the wall instead of using their mobile phones when the walk through the MRT.

On the same time we believe it can have a positive effect when people at the sideways are somehow entertained it will create more space for the commuters in the middle of the pathways.

How to do it

Make objects following you, the slower you walk the more objects will for example also attract you. Also we thought it will draw more attention if some certain movements will create some kind of feedback on the screens.


  • Make a space to a place
  • Draw people’s attention to the walls to make them noticed the surroundings
  • Create more spaces in the middle pathways for people in hurry


  • Approximity sensor which recognize certain movement from a determined distance from the wall.

Feedback on our project idea 

This week we received feedback on our project idea about activating dead spaces in the MRT. Below is some of the feedback we received on the presentation on our initial project idea:

  • How do we keep people attractment if they are walking in the MRT every day?
  • What is our target audience?
  • Should it include some kind of gameplay?
  • What kind of information can you put on the walls, according to the regulations in the MRT stations?
  • Who is the client?

Refinement of the project idea

Because of the multicultural diversity in Singapore we found that people in Singapore might not be aware of the different cultural events and gesture related to this. On the same time the government in Singapore try to promote different types of national events, also for local people – for example with the Formula 1 race.

In this way we were motivated to try to develop an user experience which make more public awareness to the local community about cultural an religious events and provide knowledge and understanding through an interactive experience in the MRT.

Target audience
As the majority of commuters in the MRT are local Singaporians we felt our project idea should try to aim this group of users as it can have the biggest impact.

The two main operators in the MRT in Singapore is SMRT Trains LTD and On the same time this article illustrate the government could have an interest in promoting culture and cultural related events through an installation in the MRT, as they have allowed other art installations in the MRT before

Research & development of idea: 

Airport research:

Research on different events in Singapore

  • Singapore’s annual food events
  • Music festivals

Cultural events

  • Chinese new year
    • River Hongboa
  • Chingay Parade
  • Thaipusam (Hindu festival)
  • Ramadan (Muslims)
    • Hari Raya Aidilfitry
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Deepavali (Hindu festival)

Rough storyboards ideas to the interactive wall

dead spaces, MRT, User Experience Design, Interactive wall, Culture, Singapore
dead spaces, MRT, User Experience Design, Interactive wall, Culture, Singapore

WK 9 – Final project – idea proposal refinement

This week we etablished groups to work on the final project; Creating a user experience.

Beforehand, I had prepared different refined ideas of how to activate dead spaces in the MRT as shown below:

User Experience Design, MRT, dead spaces
User Experience Design, MRT, dead spaces

Also in our group for the last project we decided to work with activating spaces in MRT stations where we localized three possible main areas where we can to create an user experience in:

  1. Platform (gameplay)
  2. Stairs (gameplay/encourage use)
  3. Corridors (immersive environment) 

For the different areas we further discussed what kind of user experience which could be relevant in the given area as shown above. Herafter we planned to do some individual  research on the topic:

Research: Activating dead spaces MRT

Below you’ll find examples of different surfaces in various MRT station where the possible user experience can be integrated:

Research, Dead spaces, User Experience, Final project

Research, Dead spaces, User Experience, Final project

deadspaces2 deadspaces3

Finding from the research in MRT

People is often in hurry when they get from A to B. Furthermore I discovered that they often uses their mobile phones when they are on their ways.

At the platform people tend to stand in queues but on the same time it was observed that some people stand in front of the door and rush in (assumed to get a seat first).

Location is different and this also the different MRT’s layout.

It was observed that people tend to have different walking speed which can have a negative influence during peak hours.

Possible technology

Below you find different examples of how to use different technologies to create a user experience on different surfaces and locations:



Further iterations: Designing User Experience by activating dead spaces 

Below you find new sketches/descriptions of different ideas regarding activating dead spaces in the MRT conducted after done more research in the MRT:

User Experience, Final project, Refinement, Dead spaces, MRT, Field studies
User Experience, Final project, Refinement, Dead spaces, MRT, Field studies

Wk 7 + 8 – Part 3 – Examples of thoughtfully designed user experience

1. Sensel Morph
Sensol Morph, User Experience, Examples of design (to see the film) 

What I like about this product and its user experience is the flexibility using the same technology for different purposes. The product is a good example on how to convert physical practices into the virtual in a very refined way.

2. Nintendo Wii 

I find Nintendo Wii  as a good examples of User Experience Design as at the point it came out It was a breakthrough in technology and how to interact in games.

One  thing I also find good about this product was its flexibility in different games using the same technology for different  purposes.




I chose which is a danish navigation/trip-planner app because it is an app I am usually very dependent on in my everyday life and a good example of a very user friendly and reliable app. When I am travelling this is the app I miss most.