BAA’s design director David Bartlett is to join the London 2012 team as head of design for the Olympic Village. He is leaving BAA following the completion of his major project, Heathrow Terminal 5.
In Design Week’s Interaction Design supplement, published today, Bartlett reveals the planned interactive design elements for T5 yet to be realised. These include the Human Mosaic, an installation which allows passengers to send messages and pictures to people waiting in the arrivals hall.
He also refers to the fiasco during the new terminal’s launch, in which the IT and baggage-handling systems malfunctioned, as ‘tragic’.
Bartlett will be orchestrating the work of hundreds of design professionals for the Olympics, as at BAA, but so far claims not to know further details of his new role.