Public furniture designs invite pedestrian interaction
Implications - Busy schedules and modern-day distractions like iPods and phones may be impacting social interaction more than we think. In urban areas, especially, people have developed an invisibile “shell,” in which privacy and keeping to oneself is the norm and often preferred. Some new public designs, however, aim to counteract this lack of interaction. These public outdoor furnishings encourage social interaction and invite strangers to become acquainted more easily, aiming to alleviate the aloof attitudes typical of urban environments.