Comfort in Conformity is a series of fictional products designed to help straphangers cope with various obstacles when riding the NYC subway.
The design of the NYC subway car fits the needs of the average rider, but what about those that fall at either extremes of the bell curve? Can a short person reach the ceiling poles in the middle of the car? Shouldn’t three people sit as comfortably as four people on a bench seat? What happens when all possibilities of riding the subway comfortably are eliminated? How can subway riders adapt?
Riding the subway is not just about getting from point A to point B. Subway riders try to achieve the highest possible level of comfort while utilizing the full potential of what the body affords. However the human body has its limitations. These products act as as extensions of the body to go beyond those limits, explore alternate possibilities and address the different problems associated with riding the subway.