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Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1

What can Singapore teach us about User Experience and Product Design? No matter how beautifully-designed a city is, the approval will come from the people who use it - its citizens. And from this point of view, Singapore is impressively functional. A core value at the heart of its design next to harmony and consideration.

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Design lessons
from Singapore
Volume 1
Volume 1
@rreydebarros
01/10
2022
No matter how beautifully-designed a city is, the
approval will come from the people who use it -
its citizens.
And from this point of view, Singapore is
impressively functional. A core value at the heart
of its design next to harmony and consideration.
What can Singapore teach
us about User Experience
and Product Design?
02/10
Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022)
In order to warn pedestrians with
vision impairment to be cautious,
tactile tiles are placed pretty much
in every location close to crossings.
Tactile tiles
03/10
Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022)
ACCESSIBILITY
Braille blocks
Wheelchair space
Wheeling ramp
They are placed along the stairs of the
pedestrian bridges to help cyclists cross them
without having to carry their bikes.
04/10
Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022)
CONVENIENCE
Constructed far enough
from the handrail to
avoid the catching of
pedals or handle bars.
Green-roofed
bus stops
As part of a plan to cool the city, these green
roofs aim to reduce ambient heat by around 2°c
to provide a more comfortable experience for
commuters.
05/10
Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022)
SUSTAINABILITY
The Nabhali herb was chosen
for its hardiness and ability
to grow and spread well.
Gate marker
Property exits that face sidewalks are often
hazardous for pedestrians who have no visibility
of what’s coming. The bright marking on the floor
helps to alert riders to slow down.
ANTICIPATE
06/10
Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022)

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Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1

  • 1. Design lessons from Singapore Volume 1 Volume 1 @rreydebarros 01/10 2022
  • 2. No matter how beautifully-designed a city is, the approval will come from the people who use it - its citizens. And from this point of view, Singapore is impressively functional. A core value at the heart of its design next to harmony and consideration. What can Singapore teach us about User Experience and Product Design? 02/10 Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022)
  • 3. In order to warn pedestrians with vision impairment to be cautious, tactile tiles are placed pretty much in every location close to crossings. Tactile tiles 03/10 Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022) ACCESSIBILITY Braille blocks Wheelchair space
  • 4. Wheeling ramp They are placed along the stairs of the pedestrian bridges to help cyclists cross them without having to carry their bikes. 04/10 Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022) CONVENIENCE Constructed far enough from the handrail to avoid the catching of pedals or handle bars.
  • 5. Green-roofed bus stops As part of a plan to cool the city, these green roofs aim to reduce ambient heat by around 2°c to provide a more comfortable experience for commuters. 05/10 Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022) SUSTAINABILITY The Nabhali herb was chosen for its hardiness and ability to grow and spread well.
  • 6. Gate marker Property exits that face sidewalks are often hazardous for pedestrians who have no visibility of what’s coming. The bright marking on the floor helps to alert riders to slow down. ANTICIPATE 06/10 Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022)
  • 7. Cell phone tree Designed to be inconspicuous and “blend” into their surroundings, the cell phone trees are usually shaped like pine or palm trees. 07/10 Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022) DELIGHTFUL Lader False branches
  • 8. Covered linkway Given the weather in Singapore, there is a covered linkway from each subway station (MRT) to points of interest within a 400m radius. 08/10 Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022) CONVENIENCE Covered all the way from the subway to a taxi stand, bus stop, school, mall, hospital and housing.
  • 9. Garden city The city-state is an extraordinary lesson for the rest of the world on how to seamlessly blend urban living with nature. Examples like the ones below are legion here. 09/10 Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022) The covered linkway is cut according to the tree and not the other way around. SUSTAINABILITY Why would you cut a tree when you can make a hole in the car park roof instead?
  • 10. If you find this post useful in any way 10/10 Design lessons from Singapore | Volume 1 (2022) 👉Follow me for more @rreydebarros Medium LinkedIn Twitter Behance Pinterest