The problem identified was that the current destination control elevator systems are limited in their flexibility and lack sufficient options to suit varying environments. The objective was then to design a more coherent and flexible solution (consisting of a standalone unit, a wall unit and a lift identifier) that could be applied to any given environment by simply selecting the form or material required.
This was a brief supplied by David Pidgeon as part of the event “A Brief Exchange”, which pairs 10 industry professionals with upcoming designers asking them to answer a brief within 2 weeks.
I was drawn to the idea of a form that references the gesture of someone guiding someone else. In the same way one person guides another, the control system exists to guide a person to their required elevator car which then takes them to their desired floor.
A rounded and a sharper form were created to suit varying environments.
I applied the style across the components of the system: the standalone unit, the wall unit and the lift identifier. I took into consideration a sharper form as well as a more rounded one, to adapt the shape of the environments they may exist in.