Tag: behaviour


16

Mar 2016

What is intuitive design…part 2

In part 1 of this blog on intuitive design we discussed how perceptions and experience vary so much between individuals.  The role of human factors in the design process is critical in trying to understand this variability.  This is especially true in the design of products like medical devices. In this second part, we explore some of the details around psychology and behaviour and how...

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What is intuitive design…part 2

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Mar 2016

What is intuitive design?

If a user describes a product or system as intuitive it is among the highest praise they can offer. Given this, it’s reasonable to ask what it means to be intuitive. It seems nobody really knows. Ironically, people’s definition of intuitive is, well, intuitive, as they struggle to define the term in a specific, meaningful way. A dictionary definition: Intuitive is when users understand behaviour...

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What is intuitive design?

10

Feb 2016

Luxury development Al Mouj appoints CCD Design as wayfinding partner

One of the Middle East’s most prestigious and high-profile developments has appointed CCD to create a wayfinding scheme designed around the concept of how people interact with, and see, all elements of their environment.  Al Mouj has turned to CCD to develop its wayfinding following an international competition which saw the UK-based agency beat competition from as far afield as Australia.  Al Mouj is a...

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11

Sep 2015

Time to change how we queue?

An interesting and provocative piece in the BBC magazine recently on research suggesting our conventions on queues are all wrong. Instead of the normal, long standing first-come-first-served approach, researchers in Denmark have suggested it should be the other way around…the people you serve first should be the ones who join the queue last. The traditional model is accepted to meet the need for fairness.  The...

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Time to change how we queue?

04

Oct 2014

Are virtual holographic assistants of value?

Our local station, Kings Cross, now has one of these holographic assistants reminding people not to take heavy luggage up the escalators but to use the lift instead. You will note that just to the right, at the bottom of the escalator, is a sign giving the same message. That sign has been there since the station reopened and, we can assume, has not had...

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25

Apr 2014

Making us happy in public places

In a recent meeting on a transport project we were talking about the things that enhance our travel experience as passengers.  There was all the usual stuff there about service, facilities etc. But for a moment we talked about those little extra things that make us smile on our journey and we remember. We all thought back to the street pianos that were around during...

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Making us happy in public places

25

Apr 2014

Human Behaviour and Innovation

There was a great feature published on the Design Council website recently about the potential for behavioural design to join up research and practice and to be used to have real impact on a range of social issues. It recognised that many of the issues faced are governed by human behaviour.  Therefore understanding that behaviour better must be key to finding solutions.  In particular linking...

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