A former boss once talked to me about “scotomas”. He described them as things you see everyday, but don’t notice or just look past them. They are mental blind spots. I love it when someone takes one of those scotomas and holds it up for investigation and improvement. Parking lots are a great example of something we use everyday, but rarely think about their design or utility. Here’s a great article from “The Dirt” which was mentioned this morning on Grist.org. It’s an awesome look at what parking lots could be, and a study of how they came to be what they are.