Design Principles: The Power of Desire Lines

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Let your user show you the path “Once upon a time, there was a genius architect. After completing a new building, he decided to leave the courtyard and other grassy areas around the building without sidewalks. The idea was to let people use the building for a year and let their use form trails in the grass. Then lay the sidewalks on top of those paths.” This story illustrates a great way to find out how people actually behave. Desire lines are a consequence of usage of the shortest route to a destination. They are evidence of how much traffic a…
Design Principles: The Power of Desire Lines