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Idea Surfaces Method

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

In addition to the 4 methods that served as the base for the Bicycle User Experience concept, this blog will be translating more human centered design methods to the context of street design for everyday biking. These blog posts are initial explorations.

The fourth method we'll explore is Idea Surfaces.

What: Collection of people’s design ideas and personal feedback given spontaneously directly on the street location (e.g. via chalk on the street, or a poster board attached to a lamppost).

Why: Gather contextual and timely ideas for a street in an accessible, easy, cost-effective and public-facing way.

End Goal: Learn about what everyday people want and experience on a street, to then inform a street design that conveniently fits riding a bike into their lives.

(Translated to the context of street design for everyday biking from traditional design method: Graffiti Walls.)


Want to learn about more people-centered methods? Enroll in our User Centered Design Methods Training or our online course User Experience for Inclusive Cycling in Cities.




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