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Wating…

Posted on January 10, 2014

An essentially deserted waiting room in Nuweiba port, Egypt. No creature comforts, no technology, no information.  Waiting, especially for travel, is generally an experience to get through rather than enjoy.  We are so accustomed to checking departure boards, checking phones. Its actually refreshing to just have to…wait! Designers tend to focus on the activity. Modern waiting spaces are charged with technology. Knowing to the minute how long you have left could arguably make the wait longer? yet after an initial adjustment, the wait in this space felt surprisingly quick. There is a trend to make technology more integrated and subtle, perhaps we will be able to enjoy waiting more in the future as we create technology that shapes around us, giving us back time to enjoy travel?