Communal Participation

Public furniture is designed with interaction in mind

Implications - It's often that, when in public, people withdraw into the comfort of their devices. To counteract this form of tech-assisted isolation, designers have begun designing furniture that encourages social interaction in public spaces. Achieving this level of engagement and participation ensures these spaces appear lively and engaging, drawing in more people, and thus, more business.
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Hot Top 4 Examples: 26,302 Total Clicks Feb 15 - Jun 15
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Playful Public Seating - This Interaction-Encouraging Public Bench is Inspired by a Merry-Go-Round
SCORE: 7.1
V. Hot 6,312 Clicks Pub: May 19, 15
Playful Public Seating
This Interaction-Encouraging Public Bench is Inspired by a Merry-Go-Round
Given most people will probably avoid talking to the stranger sharing a public bench with them, George Zisiadis did a redesign to encourage play and social interaction. Based in San Francisco, the... [More]
Illuminated Public Benches - A New Bench to Inspire Community Has Been Designed for Piazza Mazzini
SCORE: 6.5
V. Hot 10,027 Clicks Pub: Jun 22, 15
Illuminated Public Benches
A New Bench to Inspire Community Has Been Designed for Piazza Mazzini
Located in Jesolo, Italy, Piazza Mazzini is a center in the bustling town that resides in the province of Venice that boasts a brand new tool for community-building. The oversized bench is aimed at... [More]
Interaction-Increasing Tables - Architects Design University Furniture Inspired by an Artist Palette
SCORE: 6.4
Hot 8,991 Clicks Pub: Feb 7, 15
Interaction-Increasing Tables
Architects Design University Furniture Inspired by an Artist Palette
There is often a very familiar formula to university furniture that is practical and often isolating. One design firm took it upon themselves to create a large table that encourages interaction... [More]
Musical Park Benches - This Fun Public Furniture Piece That Encourages Play
SCORE: 4.2
Mild 972 Clicks Pub: Jun 9, 15
Musical Park Benches
This Fun Public Furniture Piece That Encourages Play
Urban Conga is a non-profit organization that’s on a mission to enhance community-building through a combination of social and physical activity, such as though this fun public furniture piece... [More]