Tag: information design


Celebrating the British Road Sign

Celebrating the British Road Sign

Until the 25th October, London’s Design Museum is celebrating the 50th  anniversary of the British Road Sign. 1965 saw the launch of the most ambitious and effective information design projects Britain has ever seen. For the exhibition, some leading artists and designers have transformed the familiar circle, triangle and square signs, to make people stop, look and think about design and our environment in a different way....

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Helping passengers by understanding their needs

Helping passengers by understanding their needs

Often the best ideas are the simple ones. For anyone catching a bus in London during the rush hour has probably experienced a mad crush on the lower level only to find that the top level is almost empty.  For some, they like the convenience of sitting or standing close to the door.  But for others, there the lack of visibility of what space is...

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Are virtual holographic assistants of value?

Our local station, Kings Cross, now has one of these holographic assistants reminding people not to take heavy luggage up the escalators but to use the lift instead. You will note that just to the right, at the bottom of the escalator, is a sign giving the same message. That sign has been there since the station reopened and, we can assume, has not had...

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