Choosing the right seat

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

It can be tricky picking the right seat at a dinner party. So much depends on how many people there are and what shape the table is. Luckily, Alex Cornell provides a guide on where to sit and when to arrive to get the best seat of the night. The 4-person circle is your best bet.

This is the ideal setup. You are safe sitting in any seat. Regardless how interesting everyone is, you pretty much can’t go wrong. Note: as the diameter of the table increases, so too does the importance that you sit adjacent to someone you like.

Sorry for always sitting at the lonely end seat in the 7-person rectangle. [via kottke]

1 Comment

  • The blocks of text in the infographic are all almost exactly 6 full lines in length. There’s even a word missing from the “4 Person Square” section so that the text doesn’t run onto 7 lines.

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