IKEA crowdedness chart

By Filip Salomonsson; published on January 22, 2007.

Traffic analysis While shopping for lighting at IKEA, I spotted this neat little chart of how crowded the store is at different times during the week.

The little guys are "peace and quiet" (green), "elbow room" (yellow) and "mingle time" (red).

Clever. Especially if you, like me, have a mood sensitive to people idling along side by side in small or large groups, stopping every two meters all through the maze-like store. (I'll admit, though, I'm quite good at cutting the IKEA corners and skipping past those numbnuts whenever I get the chance. It takes training.)