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|Monday, 28 October 2002||August 2002 September 2002 dd-mm-yyyy Date Summary November 2002 December 2002|
Is this elevator going down?You know this kind of questions, most often asked by some tame idiot with a sheepish smile. Such a fool most likely pressed all buttons he could find, aiming for an sooner arrival of an elevator.
No, the elevator will not arrive sooner. On the contrary. That kind of button mania slows down the whole elevator system. The difference is huge between an elevator that can maintain speed and one that must slow down, stop and accelerate again.
What to do with these notorious button pushers?
Simple: One buttonFor an elevator in a simple apartment building a simple system with just one button suffices. Notorious button pushers can not press the wrong button.
Complex: Fitts' lawFor a large office building things get more complex.
Optimise the big streamsCreate large, easy accessible, buttons.
Allow counter-currentsCreate small buttons for counter currents, at a more difficult location, for example somewhere near the most distant elevator.