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Social paths | bootleg paths | goat trails | eye paths | desires that shape and rebuke design, online and offline
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Complete Streets guidelines: Designing streets for people

Complete Streets guidelines: Designing streets for people | Desire paths | Scoop.it
There are techy details that are kind of boring to read of you're not a street designer, but they're important items that really do affect the user experience. For instance, if I'm reading the charts correctly, ...
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Kate Bowles's comment, April 19, 2013 8:02 PM
Safety is created in multi-user environments if interactions (in this case pedestrian crossings) are sensitive to desire lines. Where do people want to walk? What points of influence do their social paths connect?
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Finding Desire Lines in UX

Finding Desire Lines in UX | Desire paths | Scoop.it
Did you know that many of the paths throughout New York City’s Central Park were originally dirt paths created by park visitors?
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Thinking in Desire Paths

Thinking in Desire Paths | Desire paths | Scoop.it
A failing in all design thinking is faith you can perfectly predict human behavior. Often a wiser strategy is to observe first, try to understand, and only then predict. There's an old concept amon...
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How web posture affects user experience | Webdesigner Depot

How web posture affects user experience | Webdesigner Depot | Desire paths | Scoop.it
What makes a great website? There are many ways to measure the effectiveness and quality of a website. Web designers can use a handful of quantitative data that.
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Using Eye-Path Heatmaps to Design Kick-Ass Landing Page User Experiences - Unbounce

Using Eye-Path Heatmaps to Design Kick-Ass Landing Page User Experiences - Unbounce | Desire paths | Scoop.it
Numerous studies have been conducted to determine "hot spots," or the areas of a Web page users' eyes tend to focus on first and get the most attentio (Great research into designing with clients eye paths in mind.
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Kate Bowles's comment, April 19, 2013 7:55 PM
What's the connection between where we look, and where we want to walk?
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» Designing Screens Using Cores and Paths

» Designing Screens Using Cores and Paths | Desire paths | Scoop.it

Imagine you’re on one side of a grass lawn and you want to reach the bus stop on the opposite side. Do you walk on the sidewalk around the edges or cross in the middle? Assuming the grass is dry and it’s not prohibited, you’d probably take the shortest path and walk across the lawn to the bus stop. If others have done so before, you may see a beaten path that you could follow.

Such unplanned paths connect the shortest distance between two points, and we can find them everywhere in our surroundings. In urban planning they are known as “desire paths” or “desire lines". They are an indication of the gap between natural human behavior and contrived routes.

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Shareable: This Week in Sharing: Alternatives for Cities and ...

Shareable: This Week in Sharing: Alternatives for Cities and ... | Desire paths | Scoop.it

From The Atlantic Cities: "That's the nature of an elimination tournament: two urban design features enter, one urban design feature emerges victorious. The concept so rankled one reader that he developed an intricate system of 'power ratings,' over at his Dallas-Fort Worth walkability blog, to supplement what he disparagingly referred to as a popularity contest. (It is irrefutably that.) With metrics like 'Value Created,' 'Costs Associated,' 'Net Linear Weighting,' and 'Net Exponential Weighting,' he concluded that a highway tear-out would be preferable to all 32 of our entries."


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