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Chic ‘Oyster Card Nails’ Really Work So You Can Pay For Trips At Your Fingertips
By Mikelle Leow, 15 Aug 2019
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No matter how many times you’ve taken public transport, the fear of losing your card when you’re supposed to use it might still linger. There’s also the anxiety of holding up the line while you’re patting down your pockets for the ghost card. Luckily, one designer has found a way to work around it.
UK-based designer Lucie Davis set out to develop a “fast and natural way” to pay for transport fare without having to dig out of her bag or pockets for her Oyster Card.
Her acrylic Oyster Card Nails are completely functional thanks to the RFID chip integrated in them, allowing commuters to “literally ‘touch in’ and ‘touch out’” of gantries.
Davis meshed fashion with technology for the project, at the same time considering consumers’ growing need for convenience.
The wearable tech, previously featured on DesignTAXI, was personally used by the designer but is now available to view at London’s Design Museum.
Davis created the concept back in 2016 as a student for UAL Central Saint Martins’ degree show, but since attaining international attention with her Oyster Card Nails, she has risen in status to become a multi-award winning creative. She was previously a Designer in residence at Tiffany & Co in New York and is now working for advertising giant Ogilvy. Enjoy more of her work here.
The concept now sits in London’s Design Museum, and is part of its free and permanent exhibit, Designer Maker User.
Designer Maker User | These touch in and out Oyster card acrylic nails with RFID chip, designed by Lucie Davis are the...Posted by Design Museum on Wednesday, August 14, 2019
[via Design Museum, images via various sources]
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