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Traffic lights

  1. 1. Traffic Lights
  2. 6. Outdoor observations <ul><li>On desolated roads, people cross when the Red Light is still on. </li></ul><ul><li>People would not cross the road when the light is red if there are lots of moving cars. </li></ul><ul><li>On smaller roads, people would take more risk in crossing the road under red light compared to wider roads. </li></ul><ul><li>Tendency to look at the road and checking for car, even if the lights are green. </li></ul><ul><li>People would cross in groups even when light is red. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people cross the road when light are red, but do not check for cars. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people look at their phone while crossing, no matter red or green light. </li></ul><ul><li>A pattern found </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When light is red, one person would initiate to cross, then others would follow suit. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many people risk themselves to rush pass the final seconds of the green light. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 7. Parents and Children <ul><li>Parents would usually hold children hands when they cross. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents would sometimes cross when light is red with their child. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents would hurry across with the child if light is red. </li></ul><ul><li>If road is busy, parents would wait for the Green Light. </li></ul><ul><li>Children sometimes cross when light is red. </li></ul><ul><li>Children run across road even if light are green. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not observe “Hand-Raising” safety action. </li></ul>
  4. 8. Hypothesis <ul><li>The idea of crossing a traffic light is a simple task for most people. The traffic light is a common thing for us to encounter and sometimes we might have taken it for granted. </li></ul><ul><li>After observing the people crossing the traffic light, I found myself focused on Parents and their Children. The moral and safety issues taught to children are imparted by schools and parents in most cases, but when observing them on crossing the road, it seems quite contradictory. </li></ul>
  5. 9. <ul><li>I have spotted a number of Parents crossing with their child and they cross when the lights are red. This usually occurs when the parent would check the road for on-coming vehicle and then make the crossing. And they would pull their child along in a hasty manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Through the observation, they seem unwilling to wait at the traffic and would cross the road under the red light which would mean they are taking a possible risk. A possible reasoning behind this would be the lifestyle in Singapore. The possible hectic lifestyle where people have the tendency to move faster and not waste time on waiting pushes them to cross the road. </li></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>A mind-set of if the road is clear and there is no vehicle near-by, they might feel its fine to cross as they are in no risk of dangers. The current environment might be a cause as Singaporeans to adapt a faster way in travelling. </li></ul><ul><li>But the problem is the child perspective in this. The child might learn and risk crossing roads on their own and risk themselves in dangers. They might follow the methods of their parents and cross the road under red light. </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>It would seem that people take unnecessary risk and they don’t seem to mind. People find this a common action done by people and it is normal to cross the road under the red light. The red light is neglected in most cases in smaller roads than in larger roads. Roads that are smaller have more occurrence of crossing under red light than wider roads. </li></ul>
  8. 12. <ul><li>An interesting pattern I have observed is that when people cross the road under the red light, they would usually wait for a single person to cross 1 st before the rest follow suit to the first person. It would seem that they rely on a one person to cross and it would prompt the rest to cross. </li></ul><ul><li>A possible crowd psychology to It. The pedestrians would merge their mind-set on that single person and would think if the person crosses, than they should cross too. It is as though as they place the risk of crossing the road on a single person when they cross the road under the red light. </li></ul>
  9. 13. Approach <ul><li>After the observation and my hypothesis, I find that people seem to lack the awareness and the importance of traffic lights. To counter this issue, a more probable way to do this is to enforce a strong sense of awareness when crossing the road. </li></ul>
  10. 14. Design Idea <ul><li>Designing something impacts they instantly draw the attention of the pedestrians. Not in terms of physically, but mentally. I would try and devise a method to create a “Mental Barrier” to provide a better sense of awareness for the pedestrians. </li></ul>
  11. 15. Ideation process
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