The accessibility of public transport is the pre-requisite for sustainable urban development, a sustainable environment and, last but not least, a partial litmus-test for true democ- racies.

YdesignFoundation aims to contribute to a better quality of life for citizens, communities and organizations by good design in its many forms, shades and shapes, be it graphic, 3D and/or interactive.

By means of this research program on the link between the perception of security and design, YdesignFoundation’s objective is to contribute to the design of more positive context and surroundings, of improved…


Feelings of insecurity in public waiting or transfer areas are common despite adequate technical levels of security.

We found considerable knowledge and technical know how available in safe, secure environments but little if anything was being documented on the perception of security and the emotional reactions to sensory stimulation through the use of form, function, sound, smell or colour. The research team of YellowdesignFoundation developed a methodology to ellicitate and analyse links between social interaction and space for different user pro les…

Low Carbon Stations

Yellow design’s “Low carbon stations for low carbon cities” provides a comprehensive perspective and instructions that are of universal applicability. We believe this report and its recommendations can benefit many people. Its design and the guidelines it contains are simple and instructive. Its illustrations facilitate comprehension. Thank you all for the excellent work.

— Alice Dahlstrand & Anna Hansson
Swedish Transport Administration


SPIN-UP is a methodology that assesses and improves the quality of public space and public transport space. In early 2004 we started defining the research project that would endeavour to explore the mechanism and boundaries of perceived security as well as the link between perceived security and design in transit zones of intermodal stations of urban public transport. This ultimately resulted in the conception and development of the SPIN-UP…