Instruction Set for Strangers,

Interaction Design
Fall 2017
Major Studio I
Parsons School of Design
Collab with Shane Zhu

In this project, my partner and I worked in pairs to design an intervention for a space that enables strangers to interact. We chose the site of Fulton Center, a MTA transit and retail center as our site of interest and went field trips to document and observe people's behavior regarding to the space. For the following weeks, we're going to continue to design prototypes that enable the interactions of strangers and realistically realize this vision in the chosen space. The only constraints are that the instruction set or interface does not employ spoken or written language.

Documentation: Fulton Center
The Fulton Center is a transit center and retail complex centered at the intersection of Fulton Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan. The whole complex is part of a $1.4 billion project by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), to rehabilitate the Fulton Street Subway station, and construct new underground passageways and access points into the complex. The complex officially opened on November 10, 2014, along with the Dey Street Passageway.

Mapping
We then map the location of Fulton Center and its Dey Street Passageway on the map and using linear curves to outline people's behaviors in general in this space. The red curves annotate the traffic flow in the space and concentration of traffics in Fulton Center.

Architecture
The interior and exterior of the space are outstanding examples of architecture and design. By maximizing the natural lighting, the whole space is well-illuminated while still has the indoor retail modernism. All indoor facilities, staircases, floors are designed to be layered in a way that the sunlight can penetrate the concrete walls and floor. Metal, glass, and cement are used to construct the space and together they invite a modern and simplistic feel of the building.

The outdoor surroundings of the Fulton Center is also astonishing. Situated in the lower Manhattan financial district, the Fulton Center is surrounded by the One World Trade Center and the Oculus. As part of the whole rehabilitation project, a new building, the Fulton Building was also built along the east side of Broadway, incorporating the city landmark Corbin Building (the red building shown below). A new passageway, Dey Street Passageway, was constructed under Dey Street, connecting the Fulton Street station complex to the Corlandt Street station on the BMT Broadway Line and to the World Trade Center Transportation Hub (The Oculus).

Proposal: Finding Dinosaur
The Fulton Center is a transit center and retail complex centered at the intersection of Fulton Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan. The whole complex is part of a $1.4 billion project by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), to rehabilitate the Fulton Street Subway station, and construct new underground passageways and access points into the complex. The complex officially opened on November 10, 2014, along with the Dey Street Passageway.

Light
We then map the location of Fulton Center and its Dey Street Passageway on the map and using linear curves to outline people's behaviors in general in this space. The red curves annotate the traffic flow in the space and concentration of traffics in Fulton Center.

Prototype
The interior and exterior of the space are outstanding examples of architecture and design. By maximizing the natural lighting, the whole space is well-illuminated while still has the indoor retail modernism. All indoor facilities, staircases, floors are designed to be layered in a way that the sunlight can penetrate the concrete walls and floor. Metal, glass, and cement are used to construct the space and together they invite a modern and simplistic feel of the building.

References
Fulton Center, Wikipedia
Fulton Street, Wikipedia
Dey Street Passageway, Wikipedia

Distribution
MIT License

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