The Question 3.1: Exploration homework for Week 3 of Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society required me to explore alternative solutions to my design problem. I supported this exploration by producing a decomposition of the design problem and 10 alternative design concepts (labelled A to J) that address my user experience gap and meet the needs of the users.

Decomposition of design problem

q_3_1_decomposition_function_diagram

Alternative design concepts

A_card_reader
B_card_reader_increased
C_nfc_tag
D_nfc_smartphone
E_specific
F_install_more_readers
G_readers_on_transport
H_more_readers

I: Increase number of turnstiles/entry/exit points to allow more commuters to exit/enter station

L: Remove all pay points/turnstiles from stations and then fund public transport from in-transport advertising