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Timing the traffic lights

Courtesy of Holy Kaw, a stoplight that lets you know how much time you have to make the light before it changes. This is a great use of creative visualization for safety and tapping into human behavior.

From Yanko Design, (Designer: Thanva Tivawong) the Sands Of Traffic Times!

The Sand Glass is a new look at traffic lights. Surely people must be frustrated with the current design, which is why we have seen THREE DIFFERENT DESIGNS recently. Make this the fourth dimension using the sand-hour-glass as its model. LED lights trickle down to make an obvious statement, regarding the time left for the lights to change. Easy and intuitive.

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Beth Kelley is a writer and researcher with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.

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