Catching sleepers

A session at Interesting North

Saturday 13th November, 2010

2:00pm to 2:20pm (GMT)

The art & game of 'catching sleepers' - The public transport passengers who fall asleep whilst journeying on buses, trains, tubes and alike.

What started off as a passing curiosity to alleviate the monotony of my long daily commute soon developed into a year long ‘lite’ anthropological study on the behavior of ‘sleepers’ on public transport. Through this study I have been looking at identifying the traits, behaviors and patterns of sleepers. What similarities could be found in the type of person that makes a ‘sleeper’? As well as the pros & cons of different sleeping methods and tactics.

Through the documentation of this study I’ve developed a simple game for continued entertainment in which others can competitively play the game of ‘Catching sleepers’ too."

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Oli Shaw

Executive Creative Director || Now: Global Service design director @ DesignIt || Previously: Regional Group Service Design Director @ Fjord bio from Twitter

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Time 2:00pm2:20pm GMT

Date Sat 13th November 2010

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