How much thought goes into your elevator design? We give our top tips on creating an immersive experience and mini haven in your elevators.
In life, ‘serene’ is a powerful headspace to be in.
It can give you space to think. It can relax racing thoughts. And prepare you for where you’re going.
In the US alone, people travel 2.55 billion miles in elevators every year (PDF, 1 MB). Typically, elevators are quiet, unassuming places. Rather than neglecting the passenger experience, let’s capitalize on this, and enhance that moment of peace.
So how do you do it?
We’re going to explore the options, so you can add a moment of serenity into your ride.
Digital displays are the key to creating calm. Before we get into the specifics of how, let’s take a quick look at the different options available.
And you don’t have to stop at just one of these – you can mix and match to create whatever effect you want.
Consider the use of relaxing visuals. You could even go one step further and incorporate affirmations, such as reminding your passengers to take a moment to breathe deeply and intentionally.
Show videos of beautiful places in the world on your displays. Transport your passengers to an idyllic beach, lake, or the mountain! This can have a powerful, calming impact on the mind.
Interchanging and weaving color and fractal patterns, especially those typically found in nature, have been proven to soothe people – and even transfix them with a hypnotic effect.
Ultimately you want to create a passenger experience that is as comforting and relaxing as possible.
And of course, even if a passenger is feeling serene when they enter an elevator, it can’t hurt to keep that momentum going!
Go for the full sensory experience with soothing visuals on digital displays to make their ride memorable. Keep them interested and engaged, focusing on being entertained and educated.
And above all, make use of your elevator space from the external doors right through to the internal displays. Remember the elevator experience starts when your passengers are waiting to board, so make the full use of that opportunity to create a moment of serenity.