Making the staircase more appealing by encouraging social behaviour.
Secretly, the idea behind this staircase was to gather behavioural data. It is a research-through-design project based on data gathered through a 'probe', which in this case is the staircase. People see it as a simulator for social and healthier behavior (taking the stairs instead of the lift and socializing because of it), but we are also observing to test if these stairs actually make the change we envision.
University of Technology Eindhoven (TU/e) - Industrial Design - MSc
Nadine van Amersvoort