Considering how cyclist actually use the road is key to organising how we design roads streets for all users -from Future Cape Town on T he Sustainable Cities Collective “We truly believe that well-designed infrastructure leads to better behaviour from cyclists Desire Lines of cyclists turned into a permanent lane in Copenhagen Copenhagenize Design Co, the … Continue reading World’s Largest Study On Cyclist Behaviour: Copenhagen To Cape Town
All our instincts as “place” designers are well founded it seems – all of the fine details, ambiences and local differences we cherish are really important to how we navigate space and understand where we are and wether it is safe, dangerous or cool to be here – the latest neuroscience, albeit with rats, is … Continue reading We’re Only Beginning to Understand How Our Brains Make Maps
A flush of blog posts on on the rise of digital maps and apps for location based services via smartphones and GPS devices lead via my readings of Actor-Network-Theory (ANT) and beyond to wanderings in the realms of ontology and epistemology to my backyard and garage where loads of junk left over from past ‘lives’ … Continue reading Digital Maps – Is what is mapped what is “really there”?
Investing in evidence based design is far from common – retail business’ mantra that “the customer is always right” is not yet firmly entrenched in the design professions way of thinking – yet – but I am sure its coming – here is an interview with a firm that believes firmly in following the evidence … Continue reading Q&A: Finn Butler on wayfinding design
If you wonder what motherhood has to do with cities, then think – well where did you come from and how happy were you with your childhood/family experience – many didn’t have one! I think understanding more of what makes people happy , sad, successful, adapted, creative etc is essential knowledge for anyone who intends … Continue reading How Motherhood Changes the Brain
Pervasive surveillance is now becoming extremely personalized – is there an infringement of our private space – are we even aware of all the body language we imply in a brief glance at a piece of chocolate cake, a shiny new bauble in a window display or an attractive woman’s breasts in a magazine or in … Continue reading Facial Monitoring: The all-telling eye
Being a user of mind-maps, fast sketches and doodles the translation to mainstream use and the removal of the frustration people experience with drawing – you all know, or are people who say “I can’t draw” this should open your mind to how you can use words and sketches – squiggles and lots of interesting … Continue reading Sunni Brown’s visual persuasion – Doodling & Creativity