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wyliepoon

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I stumbled upon this after noticing that one of the projects used my Sketchup TTC subway train model...

http://engsci.utoronto.ca/esc102-2008-showcase.html

ESC102 2008 Showcase

The Division of Engineering Science in the University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering would like to invite you to the 2008 Praxis II Design Showcase. The Engineering Science Praxis courses provide our students with the opportunity to apply their engineering and design skills to challenges ranging in scope from the personal to the global. Praxis II targets on local challenges, and this year the course focused on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) system.

Our first year engineering students spent the first half of the course identifying and researching issues of usability, accessibility, and sustainability within the TTC system. The result was a set of 84 Requests for Proposals (RFPs) describing design challenges solvable by their peers. The top six of these RFPs were selected as the design challenges to be solved during the second half of the course.

The students identified challenges ranging from improving safety and comfort, both above and below ground, through to better understanding who is using the TTC and improving real-time communication with TTC patrons. The specific RFPs (select the links for the full PDF versions) are:

RFP A - Improving Passenger Safety at Streetcar Stops.pdf

RFP B - Accessible Entrances at TTC Stations.pdf

RFP C - Modifying Interior of the TTC Subway Car for Maximum Space Usage.pdf

RFP D - Improving TTC Surface Access Points.pdf

RFP E - Passenger Auditing.pdf

RFP F - Design of A Real-Time Schedule Information Communication System.pdf
 
Thanks for posting pictures Joe. Really interesting to see what they've come up with but also sad to see they completely ignore and heritage of the system at the same time.
 
Not too bad, but would have been a better 2nd or 3rd year project when the students actually have to use the TTC on a more regular basis and aren't stuck in the bubble of campus.
 
Not too bad, but would have been a better 2nd or 3rd year project when the students actually have to use the TTC on a more regular basis and aren't stuck in the bubble of campus.

If anything, the EngSci kids commute using transit in first or second year, then invariably move downtown by third year and stop using transit.
 

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