View Augmented Reality models
located through out NYC
Design Philosophy 1
Module Communication Interface
- Phone is the core with swipe card (no cash), speaker-microphone (no handset)
- Camera for both video call and 911 calls
- Dedicated 911 and 311 call buttons.
- Photo of caller made with all 911 calls.
- No handset and no cash removes to vulnerable breakage points in payphone usage.
- Reconfigurable by location need. Time Square with high volume of tourists gets all modules.
- Neighborhoods with less tourist traffic get fewer touch screens.
Design Philosophy 2
Semi-private and private interior
We want it to be a good experience but we also want everyone to have access to it. Therefore we need to limit the time that one could use it for free.
- Free one minute voice call is like a text message and it creates a communication discipline.
- Longer calls paid by card swipe, for examples locals calling home to Philippines, China or Guatemala or tourists wanting to avoid roaming charges calling friends and family back home.
Design Philosophy 3
Neighborhood Customization - turn payphones into neighborhood attractions
- Exterior Silhouette: show neighborhood character
- Interior Design: showcase local art etc.
What else can we do with the standardized components of a payphone?
A payphone has a speaker...
Cameras are installed on some of the payphones to take photo of the emergency caller.
In Time Square? Record a video for your family and keep a sample of the noises of Time Square. It's stamped and shipped by NYC payphones.
The payphone booth also functions as an information kiosk for both locals and visitors.
Screen Grabs of Augmented Reality Payphones in NYC
Sewark Park, Lower East Side, Manhattan
Forsyth Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan
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