Ever walk down a crowded hallway only to have everyone try to cram through one door at the end of it? Only because it’s already open? It doesn’t matter f there are 3 or 10 other doors everyone tries to take the path of least resistance, or effort.

Enter the world of  lenticular  flooring, by placing various designed patterns on walkways researchers at  Tokyo’s University of Electro-Communications, have managed to direct people along the path to  relieve the various    stresses and pinch point along a given path. think of these as subtle road signs to manage the flow and circulation of people throughout a space. Neat Idea! now if we could just work on the door issues I’d be a happy camper.


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