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09-09-2010

I’m sure someone put heaps of thought into this piece of public furniture in Oxford, UK.

The seat certainly discourages sitting (on it) but there’s still plenty of room to loiter. Doh! Thanks for modelling Rob!

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  1. Having studied human ergonomics, it’s in fact quiet a usable bench since it doesn’t pinch the underside of the legs.

    It’s like those ergonomic sitting balls, it’s not comfortable, but it’s good for the user.

    There are design and usability wise better options to make a bench like this. It’s not really sitting that’s important here, but giving the person a support to lean on.

  2. Thanks Pieter, how could the council avoid the situation where people sit on top of the wall?

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