Design in the news

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Design in the news

  1. 1. Design in the NewsAssignment: analyse today’s newsfrom a design viewpoint
  2. 2. Issues1. A clear (though inaccurate) increase of cases after acrackdown, thus cheating may not have changed –‘enforcement stepped up’2. Design of coupons is flawed: relies on good will of userto tear tabs. This design tempts, almost encouragescheating3. Technology solutions proposed (electronic parkingsystems)4. User quoted: “if you can afford to pay for a car andmaintain it, you shouldn’t be scrimping on a few dollarsof parking fees”
  3. 3. http://www.hdb.gov.sg/fi10/fi10327p.nsf/w/CarPark1HowToDisplayCoupon?OpenDocument
  4. 4. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/more-caught-tampering-with-parking-coupo/646196.html
  5. 5. Design Insights1. How you measure matters and can give anerroneous impression of change of behaviour2. Design should target errors and‘temptations’, preventing or discouraging cheating3. Very often people use “more technology to solvebad design”4. As in smartphone apps, users are willing to spendbig money in products but less willing to pay littlemoney in associated services
  6. 6. Design Proposals

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