Next time you’re walking in a park, notice how you move through the space and interact with people you pass. Outdoor areas are becoming engaging social scenes, and you may not realize it’s by design.
Understanding and facilitating how people interact with nature and each other is integral to good design. Engaging outdoor areas may not all look the same, but whether it’s a university campus or a public park, they share similar elements.
When it works well, strategic placement of walkways and seating helps people see an outdoor space as more than just an area to walk through.
– David Conner, David Conner + Associates