Tag: design


What about “standing seats” in transport?

What about “standing seats” in transport?

All transport systems seem to be suffering from capacity and overcrowding posing the question of how can we fit more people  on the train, plane, etc? Perhaps as its usual PR-approach Ryanair have suggested that standing seats might be a way forwards.  This article on the BBC website lines a number of people up to shoot the idea down as far as aviation is concerned...

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Simple, good design solutions can deliver user adoption – #264: The electric scooter

Simple, good design solutions can deliver user adoption – #264: The electric scooter

Often it is getting the small but critical details right in good design that makes the difference to whether users accept and take-up a new technology or product or don’t. Take electric scooters as an example.  This should be a really successful product – cheap to run, environmentally friendly, etc should enable the electric scooter to steal market share from its petrol brother.  But so...

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Green Design & Ergonomics Benefits

In all aspects of design there is an increasing need to consider the environmental impact of the design.  As with most other design consultancies we are more and more using products and solutions that deliver environmental benefit to our clients. However, what is often underestimated is the ergonomic benefit that some of these interventions can provide to the people who use or work in a...

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Is there a better way to influence passenger behaviour?

Railway stations, along with airports, are mainly designed to deliver throughput of people along with retail opportunities for the operator. Whilst all these are important for the success of the station it sometimes feels that the individual needs of the passenger are further down the list of priorities. For example, at Kings Cross in the rush-hour you can watch the battle between passengers and the...

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