The TEDxQMU 2017 team are proud to bring you the stair and lift art that has recently been installed at QMU.
Some of you may have already spotted the new additions and many of you may have already gone home for Summer but make sure you take a look when you are back on campus in September!
The theme for this years TEDx event was ‘Our Transgenerational World’ and our fantastic speakers inspired us to think about the communities and spaces that we live and work in and how we shape these for now and for future generations. Historically, many buildings included a beautiful, grand stair which people freely used on a daily basis. Over time however, stairs have been relegated to the back corners of buildings, often with an indirect and confusing route to the entry point. When the quickest and most direct route is provided to lifts, it becomes second nature for individuals to rely on lifts for vertical circulation throughout a building.
Research and evaluation studies have overwhelmingly shown that placing motivational signs at points of decision – such as at the base of stairways or at elevator banks – can successfully prompt people to use the stairs. The signs can inform people of the health benefits of using the stairs, or can simply remind people of the option to use the stairs.
We hope you now enjoy taking the stairs just as much as we do!