I’ve combined one of my early puzzle creations, Zipline (see https://www.janko.at/Raetsel/Zipline/index.htm for examples you can play online), with an established Japanese puzzle type, Futoshiki, to create this new type of puzzle.

The numbers 1 to 16 need to be placed in the squares according to the following rules:

The symbols denote that the number in one square is greater (>) or less (<) than the number in an adjacent square.

1 and 2 appear in the same row or column (although not necessarily adjacently), 2 and 3 appear in the same diagonal, 3 and 4 appear in the same row/column, 4 and 5 in the same diagonal, etc. (So, consecutive numbers where the lower number is odd will appear in the same row or column, and consecutive numbers where the lower number is even will appear in the same diagonal).