One-Way Streets go against human behaviour

A further great example of how the design of things needs to accommodate and respond to human behaviour.

In this interesting article in The Times, well known design commentator Stephen Bayley charts the reverse in the use of one-way streets.  In it he highlights how, in part, this is because "one-way systems are wrong because they are counterintuitive and seek to impose a spurious logic on human behaviour...".

http://tinyurl.com/34bhsdk

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DESIGN AND THE HUMAN FACTOR: One-Way Streets go against human behaviour

Friday, 30 April 2010

One-Way Streets go against human behaviour

A further great example of how the design of things needs to accommodate and respond to human behaviour.

In this interesting article in The Times, well known design commentator Stephen Bayley charts the reverse in the use of one-way streets.  In it he highlights how, in part, this is because "one-way systems are wrong because they are counterintuitive and seek to impose a spurious logic on human behaviour...".

http://tinyurl.com/34bhsdk

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