Dilemmas in transit

Imagine that you arrived at the train station very early, yet there is not much to keep you entertained while waiting. Would you dare to take a walk around the block at the cost of missing your train? 

This project followed a dilemma-driven design approach to find out the common dilemmas - such as those illustrated above - that train travelers experience when waiting at a small station. This resulted in Station's Ommetje (a walk around the block) which is a product-service system that nudges travelers to take a relaxing walk in the surrounding of the train station, while also enabling them to make sure that they will be back on time to catch their train.

20609_StationsOmmetje concept-02


Station Ommetje is designed by Marijn Kleijer as part of his MSc graduation project in Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente. I supervised this design project, which was collaboratively carried out with Mark van Hagen at NS. All illustrations above are designed by Marijn Kleijer.

Design with Dilemmas
Değer Özkaramanlı
University of Twente
Dept. of Design Production 

& Management, Enschede


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