Protected Intersections For Bicyclists
Protected bike lanes are the latest approach US cities are taking to help their residents get around by bike. But these protected lanes lose their buffer separation at intersections, reducing the comfort and safety for people riding.
What the protected bike lane needs is the protected intersection.
This proposal for the George Mason University 2014 Cameron Rian Hays Outside the Box Competition presents a vision for a safe, clear intersection design that improves conditions for all users. Proper design of refuge islands, crossing position and signal timing can create a safe intersection that people of all ages and abilities would feel safe in.
more at ProtectedIntersection.com
Fix your grammar - it’s time to remember what we learned in the third grade.
Design is not a magical creative thing that designers are blessed to do. It’s rational and objective, and the components are pretty easy to understand.
1. Define the problem and solution space.
2. Break the problem down.
3. Make the problem personal.
4. Seek the perspectives of outsiders.
5. Diverge before you converge.
6. Create “idea resumes.”
7. Create a plan to learn.
This is definitely a problem I face with apps. The “Ow” Zone at the top of the phone requires me to “choke up” like a baseball bat to tap it; on the other hand, the “Ow” Zone at the lower right of the screen forces me to hook my thumb or shift the lateral position of my phone to comfortably tap it.
You can download Scott’s thumb-zone template as a Sketch file and JPEG.
I’ve met dozens of you who think you have a personal design philosophy, but the reality is that you haven’t worked long enough to have a design philosophy. You’ve had one or two jobs as a designer, while also kicking the tires as a freelancer, and you wax on like Jony Fucking Ive about design. How is that even possible? It’s possible because you’re copying Jony Ive. Maybe it’s not a turtleneck, maybe it’s v-neck like Jony, or you have trendy glasses and a DDC cap. It doesn’t matter, you need to face the music. You’re in a cover band.