Here's the Oregon/Washington center bike path: →
(I believe people access the path from underneath the highway)
NYC center bike lane (best viewed from satellite): →
Bike center lane example in Chicago →
About center bike lanes, we actually have one block of it in Chicago. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesbondsv/5013792794/ It’s a very specific case, as are all center bike lanes. I don’t know the designer’s intention with it, although I do know the two people who designed it. I don’t like it because it sends a message to bicyclists that there’s only one way to go at...
A brief video about Samsung’s Galaxy S II (the sequel?) showing a very, very clever interaction model: move the phone closer to your face and it zooms :-)
Civic Data Firms
Here is small list of civic data firms I encountered at Social Enterprise Conference 2011. The panel session was titled, “Data-Driven Development: Mining Data for the Social Good.” DailyData allows users to “effortlessly monitor [user’s] health.” Models visualize collected patterns of user’s behaviors and predict and alert when user’s behavior deviates from the norm. (i.e. cold, influenza, and...
Thank you to everyone who took part in our public speaking video session. It’s a brutally honest look yourself and you all took it on with aplomb! Please review your section of the video before next week when you present to our guest critics!
Production week breakdown
Physical super model 1’ equals 1/4” making the building to building (street) 16” wide Overall vector map ////////////////////////////// Milwaukee corridor Base Building massings Sidewalks Corridor Gateway plus signage for traffic times Loading zones/cab stops (cut into sidewalk) Signaling for loading/cabs Bus islands (raised from pavement) O Scale models: cars, loading truck,...
Week 6 Critique—01
Week 6 Critiques—02
Week 6 Critques—03 part 1
Almighty Gravity week 3/16-22
Hey All, We are tackling two conceptual clusters - The Crosswalk System and The Milwaukee Corridor. The Crosswalk System needs to address the following:- LED bounding box for scramble (light color, at curb corner or not)- Static graphic elements on the road for crosswalks.- Scramble cross walk signage (where and what is the symbol/sign)- Countdown timer for cross walk signage- Audio signal While...
Lakeview "Low Line" and rest of area plan →
Highlights include the “low line” under the brown line tracks to connect two business districts and pedestrian friendly moves along Lincoln. Requisite farmer’s markets and bike lanes are included as well.
Looking beyond the smartphone, as recommended by... →
Great read about how the smartphone could/should be interacting with the build environment. Which reminds me… we really gotta get our mobile app concepts in order!
This talk shows some great visualizations and uses/manipulations of different data sets. With some tweaking, these could all be used and related to topics in class.
Ipad GUI Mock up For Photoshop →
This is like the Iphone mock up, but scaled for the Ipad
Team Emu work plan...
Hello fellow Emus, The focus for this week will be split between two camps: the objects related people and the infrastructure/architecture people. This will allow us to efficiently tackle the variety of concepts on different scales of thinking and cater to our existing knowledge base. For the object people (Jae, Sam, Dave): Work on developing intuitive & informative street objects (traffic...
Almighty Gravity Plan 3/9-16
After talking with George the teams are going to divide the problem up by Prior to the Incident (prevention), During the Incident (curbing compounding problems, emergency response) and After the Incident (geting the site working again). Team Almighty Gravity has been charged with Prior to the Incident (Prevention). This dosen’t really change much. We will still meet Sunday at 4:30 and...
Sigma Cycle Work Plan
The basic gist, is Sigma Cycle will continue to work on the automated reroute (Instant Detour) system. I suggest that we work out the logistics, signage, and process of the system. The second segment of responsibility will be for the live feed Kinect or video system at the intersection itself. Again, logistics, interface, and process for the live feed “Tivo”. Here is what I propose ...
Midway lights project by UIC students →
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Get Smart: Singapore →
Time Magazine article about how Singapore is working with MIT to begin implementing some smart strategies for their predicted population growth. -David E
Week 4, Mobile apps, Critique 4
Week 4, Mobile apps, Critique 3
Week 4, Mobile apps, Critique 2
Week 4, Mobile apps, Critique 1
Team Sigma Cycle work plan
Here is a break down of the plan of action for our group. Given the saturation of transit at the site, The primary focus will be on the logistics of transit around the area. locations of stops, frequency, and relations to other stops in the area. In addition, We will survey the emergency services for the area. Locations of origin and terminus, approximate times of response, distances, protocols,...
Team Almighty Gravity work plan
Do be done before first meeting: Everyone: - Look for other precedences (e.g. Washington DC counter-flow bike lane) post to class site if possible Dan: - Inventory the photos taken at the site using AEIOU. - Document the site on a bike. (Dan or Karl) David: - Synthesize bike/car data from a previous plan to reconfigure the site (that David found on the web) conducted by a local community...
Team Emu Dwarf work plan
FOCUS: CARS & PEDESTRIANS Email observations and pictures from intersection. Research: Pedestrian traffic, and injuries from intersections. Research crosswalk or walking street law and structures in other countries. Civil engineering history of the area. Visual pollution and how it effects driving (speeds and/or distractions). Psychology of signage. Review research on friday at noon,...
Know anyone that's been involved in an accident at...
Hey guys, Can you ask around, tweet, post on Facebook, to see if you know anyone that’s been personally involved in any sort of traffic incident at this notorious intersection? I’m trying to organise an interview for the class next week. If you like, they can contact me directly: email@example.com
Using Dropbox for sharing of files—click here →
As you work in teams, I would recommend using Dropbox to share your files amongst your team members so everyone has access to the same folder 24/7
iPhone mockup 'tweetware' for Keynote or... →
Great iPhone mockup psd file →
Ars Technica on the future of traffic and cell... →