‘london underground circuit maps’ by yuri suzuki images © hitomi kai yoda

japanese designer yuri suzuki has sent designboom images of his ‘london underground circuit maps’ project developed as part of the designers in residence program at the london design museum, on show until january 13th, 2013.

responding to ‘thrift’ as a theme, suzuki’s work explores communication systems in consumer electronics. a printed circuit board (PCB) is used as a precedent for developing a electrical circuit influenced by harry beck’s iconic london underground map diagrams. by strategically positioning certain speaker, resistor and battery components throughout the map, users can visually understand the complex networks associated with electricity and how power is generated within a radio.

yuri suzuki: london underground circuit map radio overview of the london underground map

yuri suzuki: london underground circuit map radio detailed network of resistors and components

yuri suzuki: london underground circuit map radio detailed network of resistors and components

yuri suzuki: london underground circuit map radio full circuit board view

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