smart's dancing traffic light entertains waiting pedestrians
smart's dancing traffic light entertains waiting pedestrians smart's dancing traffic light entertains waiting pedestrians
sep 17, 2014

smart's dancing traffic light entertains waiting pedestrians

smart’s dancing traffic light entertains waiting pedestrians
gif by designboom / courtesy of smart




creatively taking on the question of ‘how can we make our cities safer places?’ smart has installed an urban intervention for their ‘whatareyoufor’ campaign that keeps pedestrians occupied while waiting to cross street. the ‘dancing traffic light’ puts on a spin on the traditional, illuminated red person used to indicate vehicular safety, by asking everyday participants to contribute to the figures fluidly, free-style moves. a walk-in booth invited passers-by to pick a song and groove to the tunes, while their silhouette was projected onto the virtual display. take a look at the videos below to see the ‘dancing traffic light’ in action, and for a behind-the-scenes look at the making-of the installation.


the dancing traffic light
video courtesy of smart

dancing traffic light keeps pedestrians occupied while waiting to cross the street
the participants’ moving image is reflected onto the street light


making of: the dancing traffic light
video courtesy of smart

smart's dancing traffic light entertains waiting pedestrians
everyday passers-by are invited to pick a song and groove to the music


h/t  [mashable]

  • I want this on my streets =^^=

    mikka says:
  • I love this, wish we had it installed in Boston!

    Patricia Binda says:
  • Anyone have a ladder and a can of paint?


    jimCan says:
  • This is delightful, clever and has a charm of joy and fun Clever designer Never stop designing. Love and light Rona Kruger

    rona kruger says:
  • This is awesome! I always thought about using Michael Jackson’s moonwalk… 😀
    Nina, in which city it happened? And is it just a campaign or maybe it will become a common thing?

    Henrique says:
  • Thanks Designboom for not saying that it was made in LISBON. I find it funny how other news have their cities displayed, Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong. Here not even one mention it was made in Lisbon.

    what? says:
  • so dumb that it’s brilliant

    zeke says:
  • i love this!

    zeke says:
  • Years ago the traffic lights in Shenyang, China showed an animated guy doing the Moonwalk to indicate it’s time to move. Kinda silly yet entertaining. I guess anything goes when you want people to pay attention to traffic lights.

    arnd says:
  • I know a short-term project from my university where a friend did the same using processing and arduino. Think that must have been 2008 or something, but even then it was not new if you have ever seen “westbam hard times”…

    LB says:
  • Hah! A dancing cross walk guy to keep people entertained at intersections is great! I very much hope this comes to life.

    AKoop Design says:
  • I really like that , i will not hate wait anymore

    scalegong says:

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