Quality in design: Creating identity in street furniture design

Pak Hong Wan, Kin Wai Michael Siu

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Abstract

Street furniture, objects and facilities located in urban public spaces to provide various public services and functions, is receiving increasing emphasis in today's urban landscapes, with tight requirements as to its quality. Regarding principles of street furniture design, many have argued that, in addition to functional considerations, identity should be a significant factor when designing quality street furniture for modern urban environments and urban life. This paper addresses the relationship between street furniture and its location's identity. It further suggests that street furniture should be designed to reflect the characteristics of a place, such as its history, culture, and tradition; urban life and behavior; new development; and geographic environment and climate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 13th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
Pages78-83
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event13th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20074 Aug 2007

Conference

Conference13th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period2/08/074/08/07

Keywords

  • Design quality
  • Identity
  • Street furniture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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