SUBWAY AND THE CITY
 
In Korea, 3 million passengers use the subway for their commute, and spend an average of 58 minutes per day on it. Major cities such as Tokyo, Beijing, and New York share similar statistics. In that sense, the subway is one of the most important spaces that influences today's life.

The subway has always been a stressed and complicated space for me. Last year, I spent three hours a day on the subway,
that is 90 hours a month, and more than 1,000 hours a year. During that time, I hear, observe, and experience the way people behave on the subway. This project is a re-design of the subway and is a collection of ideas for a simple and friendly subway experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asymmetric arrangement of doors

Every morning, in every subway, tons of pushing and shoving are happening. Especially spaces between doors are the most congested area due to passengers from each door get on and off incessantly. By simply change the way the doors and chairs are arranged, density level can be dispersed to each directions while total number of seats remains the same.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Symmetric arrangement of doors
 
By simply change the way the doors and chairs are arranged, density level can be dispersed to each directions while total number of seats remains the same.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New subway map
 
New subway map informs user which door they get off.  As a result, passensers get to know where is better to stay to get off easily.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E-ink display
 
E-ink displays run on low electricity and has a wide viewing angle. Furthermore, E-ink displays are easy to the eyes. In that sense, I believe E-ink displays are perfect for subways and it is worth taking the relatively expensive initial costs. 
 
E-ink display informs the least information passenser need. Current station, next station, and the direction of door. Furthermore, E-ink displays are placed within every passenger's view. As a result, passengers can easily access the information anywhere.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Space identity
 
Every components consisting subway space are derived from quadrangle with gentle radius. Object with coherent identity make the space more neat and orderly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Design for passenser belongings
 
People have difficulty in carrying their belongings in subway. With the re-design of subway, 
passensers can place their bag under the seats and unbrella on the silicone holes on the floor.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Priority seats
 
Current priority seat area looks like an isolated island. I want to priority seats melting into the subway design and its system, while it has clear implication to passensers.
 
 
 
 
 
Re-design subway
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Re-design subway

In Korea, 3 million passengers use the subway for their commute, and spend an average of 58 minutes per day on it. Major cities such as Tokyo, Be Read More
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