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Design Success Stories

Circa on Jellicoe: encourages walkability

Story Category: Urban space.

Suburban streets are not always pedestrian-friendly and often remain empty. This design intervention works in conjunction with  neighbourhood transformations to encourage “walkability”.

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Subte: a visual signage system of information, identity and stimulation

Story Category: Wayfinding.

Complexities in the urban environment can confuse the everyday traveller. This visual signage system works as instruments of information, identity and stimulation.

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NYC Visitors Information Center: an interactive guide for the 21st century traveller

Story Category: Tourism.

Big cities have much to offer for visitors but the overwhelming number of  activities can lead to confusion and time wasted. This high-tech interactive map works in conjunction with personal mobile devices to create customised city guides.

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Bhikaiji Cama Place

Story Category: Business and Urban space.

Large-scale commercial spaces with complex layouts tend to disorient users and decrease the overall experience quality for vendors and workers. An improved pedestrian environment with better footpaths, improved geometry and traffic calming measures.

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Urbikes: Optimised bike sharing system

Story Category: Transport.

Bike sharing systems have become increasingly popular in urban environments but are not without challenges such as costly maintenance, vandalism and theft. Optimised design components of the Urbikes address such concerns.

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