'ergo crosswalk' by jae min lim 'design for all' competition shortlisted revealed
 
'ergo crosswalk' by jae min lim   'design for all' competition shortlisted revealed
sep 03, 2010

'ergo crosswalk' by jae min lim 'design for all' competition shortlisted revealed

‘ergo crosswalk’ user scenario

‘ergo crosswalk (ergonomics)’ by jae min lim from korea is one of the 240 shortlisted entries from more than 5100 participants in our recent designboom competition ‘design for all‘ in collaboration with seoul design fair 2010.

designer’s own words: ‘when people cross roads, they tend to take the fastest shortcut. they sometimes do it intentionally, but mostly it is an unconscious act. this kind of action violates the traffic regulations and sometimes threatens the safety of the pedestrians. the ‘ergo crosswalk’ is a design that makes people follow the law, as well as consider their habits or unconscious actions. it will encourage pedestrians to follow the lines of the cross walk and protect them from any potential danger. if regulations cannot force people to follow the law, wouldn’t it be more reasonable to change the law and fulfill the main purpose of keeping the safety and convenience of the pedestrian?(…)‘

'ergo crosswalk' by jae min lim   'design for all' competition shortlisted revealed pedestrians tend to jaywalk / take the fastest shortcut when crossing the road

'ergo crosswalk' by jae min lim   'design for all' competition shortlisted revealed solution for ergonomic crosswalk

'ergo crosswalk' by jae min lim   'design for all' competition shortlisted revealed pedestrian crossing

'ergo crosswalk' by jae min lim   'design for all' competition shortlisted revealed ‘ergo crosswalk’ technology

  • I could say, this is a serious issue and dangerous design, that’s an important distance and this irresponsible approach can’t win a design contest, the only way to do this is modify the car stop lane of the sides of the road, to keep the distance on the sides and ” keep people alive”.

    design murder
  • Its very attractive but people will still try to short-cut even this solution. They will take a straight line across from the points closest to the cars and, if they think they can get away with it, they will even walk through the traffic. Add a cell phone in their hand and they are dead meat.

    rcvs1
  • No right turns on red at this place.

    therris
  • well, there is more space in between the stripes and the stop line. isn’t it the same as having wider stripes?

    udo
  • As you said, “this kind of action violates the traffic regulations and sometimes threatens the safety of the
    pedestrians. ” But your design is now encouraging them. This people should be educated in school again or be imposed a fine for this abuse.
    Good Luck.

    Gloria
  • I think it is useful, as people tend to cross the shortest way.

    Fede
  • this is pointless, it creates more dead space, ie the semi-circle between car and the pedestrian path, it is a woefully unnecessary ‘design’ if you can call it that.

    pat
  • Yes I like it. look like OK but look like.. in truth half circle black zone is dead. Caus car zone is already back. so,as design is not perfect. but interesting comunication.

    one
  • nice, first useful project in this competition!

    D.
  • Well done, very good idea.

    Icram

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