Søyle – Public transport signs for Ruter#

Product: Sign
Client: Ruter
Collaborator: Scandinavian Design Group

robust & visible

Ruter needed their 3rd prototype of Søyler (vertical signs) to be evaluated and further developed to make the product more cost effective, both for production and maintenance.

K8 has in close collaboration with Ruter and the test-production company solved several challenges. Important insight was collected in collaboration with the people installing and maintaining the pylons. The product is now much more modular and therefore easier to adapt to different stops as well as more affordable to maintain. Parts can easily be replaced or adjusted. The pylon has been tightened and air ventilation has been implemented to avoid water and condensation on the glass panels. The design has been improved to make the product look more sturdy and modern. By means of our own 3D CAD models and by evaluating 3D models from the production company, we could efficiently discuss production, test ideas and push possibilities. Together with Ruter, test criteria and procedures have been implemented and executed at production. This made it possible to step directly into the last physical prototype and get approval for production.

K8 also made adjustments in design to fit the Ruter design program.

These signs are now significant more sturdy, flexible and recognisable and are now installed at many stops in the city of Oslo.


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