Late Debate at London Transport Museum

July 14, 2016

We are really looking forward to the Late Debate at London Transport Museum on Thursday 28 July 2016, where we will be showing off the fruits of our work with Coder Dojo and BBC micro:bit as well as talking at the Design Values debate. There are plenty of things to do on the night:


Debates and talks


The Late Debate will explore social behaviour and mapping with over 15 speakers and panellists on four keynote debates:


  •       Design values: Six industry experts will have just five minutes to present their case on continued public investment in transport design – after which you, the audience, can interrogate the panel.
  •       Data – risk or reward?: Some see boundless possibilities while others see risk and exploitation. During this very interactive debate, smart city open data experts will argue about whether the risk is worth the reward.
  •       The big squeeze: London’s population is set to increase from 8.4 million to around 10 million by 2030. In this debate the audience become dragons in a den of leading industry experts who will pitch their ideas for innovation and solutions to the Big Squeeze.
  •       Tube map challenge: Join Professor Max Roberts, internationally renowned professor of psychology and mapping expert, in conversation with Londonist Video Journalist, Geoff Marshall, as they take the audience on a journey through the creative opportunities, flaws and psychology of maps.

As well as debates and talks there will also be interactive sessions and workshops, giving participants the chance to explore and create as well as enjoy the Museum and network with other guests.


  •       Create an alternative tube map: Get hands on and create your own ‘Max Robert’s inspired’ alternative Tube map from everyday objects.
  •       Create an animation: Check out the new animation created by Transport for London’s Visual Service animator, Nina Radivoeva then have a go at creating your own.
  •       The accessibility trail: Go on a digital accessibility trail around the Museum and find out how Wayfindr and CoderDoJo are helping visually impaired people access London.   
  •       Redundant space: Eyesore or opportunity? Meet TfL Design and Communities Manager Ann Gavaghan and find out how TfL is repurposing redundant space on the network and share you creative ideas during a fun brainstorming activity.
  •       Legible London – Legible Museum: Meet TfL’s Legible London team and discover how they have been helping London Transport Museum to become a Legible Museum. Have a go at mapping and give your feedback.
  •        FutureFest – Get an insight into what’s coming up at FutureFest 2016. Hosted by innovation foundation Nesta, this is a weekend festival of radical ideas designed to inspire people to change the future.


Panelists and speakers include senior representatives from include senior representatives from London Transport Museum and Transport for London; Professor of Psychology Max Roberts; Director for Architecture at Arup Nille Juul-Sorensen; Transport Planner and Associate Director at Arup Susan Claris; Wayfindr Marketing and Communications Lead Katherine Payne; Cubic Transportation Systems Director Martin Howell; Technology Futures Senior Researcher at Nesta Harry Armstrong; Foundling Partner and Partner at Weston Williamson Rob Naybour and Chris Williamson; Associate Director at Movement Strategies Charlie Parker; Research Associate Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis Chen Zhong; Manager of the All Party Parliamentary Design & Innovation Group at Policy Connect Jack Tindale; Founder and Director at IF, Sarah Gold, and Londonist Video Journalist Geoff Marshall.



  •    18:45      Doors open – buy drinks and take part in ongoing interactive sessions
  •    19:15      Debates start
  •    20:00      Workshops – head to the bar, get involved in interactive sessions,network and explore the museum
  •    20:45      Second round of Debates / Talks start
  •    21:30      Workshops – head to the bar, get involved in interactive sessions, network and explore the museum
  •    22:00      Late Debate closes

The Late Debate is part of the new Designology exhibition which celebrates London’s internationally recognised iconography and explores the influence that thoughtful and persuasive design has on our daily experiences of the urban environment.


Tickets to the Late Debate cost £12 (£10 concessions) and are for adults only (18+).

To find out more about Wayfindr, explore the Wayfindr Open Standard.


Our team combines the digital product and user centred design expertise of ustwo, with the Royal London Society for Blind People’s 175 years of experience working with blind people.