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Comments on: Brand Attributes http://designnotes.info/?p=690 Testing & Sprinting Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 By: tad http://designnotes.info/?p=690&cpage=1#comment-28352 Mon, 17 Sep 2007 04:40:02 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=690#comment-28352 I am not sure if this space is currently still viewed, but the NAIT stair is currently under construction. Sometime in October 2007 (next month) it will be ready for everyone to use. I hope I can post photos when it is done.

Let’s just say the stair case truly will be unique in the city and challeneged RJC engineers in the structural design of the stair. There will be no stringer and the lower run of stairs is curved with the upper run, crossing over the lowered curved portion.

Truly, it will be centre piece in interaction.

By: Chetley http://designnotes.info/?p=690&cpage=1#comment-2177 Fri, 04 Aug 2006 04:38:48 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=690#comment-2177 Michael,

NAIT asked my office to come up with a proposal to replace that stairway. It was submitted about a year ago. I kind of like the single person stairway but then again I don’t have to deal with waiting around.

By: Litherland http://designnotes.info/?p=690&cpage=1#comment-2176 Fri, 14 Jul 2006 17:23:27 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=690#comment-2176 Great observation, Michael. It’s the fascinating concept of shared space. In Drachten, the Netherlands, researchers tried an experiment: remove all prescriptive traffic indices (lights, stop signs, etc.) and see what happens. And what happened was…people stopped looking at prescriptive signs and started looking at each other for cues. Which resulted in far fewer accidents and far less severe accidents when accidents did occur.

For me, this is along the same lines as Holly White’s observations about New York pedestrians. In a high-density situation, New Yorkers are extremely skilled at taking subtle cues from other people and making tiny adjustments at the last possible moment. One would think that pedestrian traffic would fail, would break down in New York, and yet it works like a machine. Honestly I think the impatience that some New Yorkers feel toward tourists stems from the tourists’ lack of practice with this fine dance that is walking along a New York City sidewalk. Because they lack practice, most tourists don’t read the cues well, and cause jams.