One of the main things I have learnt doing my degree is observation. Looking at peoples’ behaviour and looking for opportunities where perhaps design can help. This will be the most important part of my bike project – why has that person locked their bike like that? Why are they carrying their shopping on their handlebars? Over time patterns emerge.
I came across this image whilst looking through this superb collection of Glastonbury photography God I wish I was there.
Could an improved Festival Wellington boot be designed?!
The Thoughtless Acts Flickr group is also an excellent place for these kinds of observations. See if you can make a few yourself on your communte to and from work. It’s interesting stuff.