September 16, 2013
I have twice the clever for you this morning – in the same post. Looks like it’s going to be a great week.
Yoni Alter is a designer, an artist and a walker from London and he has come up with an answer to one of the most important problems in London (and I’m guessing other cities around the world). How to show people which side of the escalator to stand on, and which side to walk down – and by people, I mean tourists. This simple visual solution could save lives (if you take into account the rise in blood pressure when commuters get stuck on the escalator and it’s potential consequence) – it would certainly make lives easier.
So that’s clever number one.
Clever number two is how Yoni is trying to get the attention of Transport for London by using Thunderclap – a crowd-speaking resource, where if enough people pledge to support the project (no money involved), Thunderclap will blast out a timed Facebook Post or Tweet from all your supporters, creating a wave of attention. So please go and visit his page – and pledge your support to his project (even if it’s just to investigate Thunderclap)