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Spatial Footprint Assessment Method

Updated: Aug 19, 2022

#UserCenteredDesignMethods #Methods

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 twelfth new method we'll explore is Spatial Footprint Assessment.

What: Assessment and visualization of the paths of different users on a street.

Why: See how street space is being used in practice and identify opportunities to improve street environment through design.

End Goal: Street geometry that best utilizes the available space, serves the street’s function and improves safety based on the behavior of the users.

(This method was inspired by the traditional design methods of Behavioral Mapping and Observation)


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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