Background

ChinaNet, the biggest network operator in China, is seeking a way to reutilize thirty million public phone booths on the street. 

Combining with information technology and citizens' needs, I came up with two solutions that bring the phone booths back to life. 

Development priority zones in Shanghai

First aid station

Sadly, 2 AED devices are shared by 1 million people in China, compared to 3,000 in the U.S. There's a huge market gap with AED devices. 

Two features of AED are 1) separately locates in the city and 2) Easy for citizens to reach. 
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Combined with the features of AED, it is perfect to design the phone booth as a mini first aid station.

Information transit booth

The government in Shanghai is now trying to build a digital city.

The first step will be collecting information around the city, including environment, air quality, noise, etc. The next step will be providing a channel for citizens to get this kind of information. For example, for tourists to know the city better by offering HD maps and cultural information. 
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The information booth is designed to fulfill the vision of a digital city.

Physical Models
Jan 2019 - May 2019
Shihui Ruan in Donghua University

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