A Grand Day Out

MSc Black Country Day Trip: February 2015

MSc Design & Transport students Yafei Wang, Karthik Satheesh and Wan-Ju Hsieh travelled to Dudley and the Black Country Living Museum, Tipton via Wolverhampton by train, tram and bus on Friday 20th February 2015, accompanied by tutor Peter Atkinson and his family.


Travellers + design details

The purpose of the trip was to observe and analyse design details in urban transport past and present. Students compared storage affordances, safety features and access/transfer solutions across transportation modes and interrogated their suitability for different users.

It is important for designers to leave the studio from time to time – to experience, to empathise, to better understand design problems in order to develop informed and intelligent solutions.


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