Article by: Jordan Kushins
First published on: www.gizmodo.com
Harry Beck's topological Tube Map is an instantly recognizable design icon, even for those who have never navigated the London Underground. Sure, the clean geometry makes it easy to figure out the best route, but it's the variety of Pantone hues assigned to each line that gives it true at-a-glance readability. That is, if you're not colorblind.
Article by: Tom Banks
First published on: www.designweek.co.uk
Transport for London is trialling a new real-time mapping tool at one of its bus stops allowing passengers to track the progress and exact arrival of their bus.
Positioned on Regent’s Street at Piccadilly Circus’ bus stop G, the screen-based system uses TfL’s data feed of bus arrival information and plots real-time GPS data on a digital map.
Article by: Tom Banks First published on: www.designtaxi.com
Hat-Trick Design has created a tile-based wayfinding system for the Stockwell Park Estate Development in south London in a bid to make it ‘more accessible and welcoming’.
Tiles by Linda Florence
Culture and placemaking consultancy Future City appointed Hat-trick as part of a cultural strategy it was devising for housing association alliance Network Housing Group.
First published on: www.designweek.com
The organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympics have unveiled the Games pictograms, claiming that for the first time all Olympic and Paralympic sports are represented.
The pictograms have been created by and in-house team set up to deal with Rio 2016 graphics projects, and are inspired by the Games typeface, which was created by Dalton Maag.
The 64 pictograms – 41 Olympic and 23 Paralympic – were created over a period of 16 months.
Visual information designer Paul Mijksenaar, founder and director of the Amsterdam-based design bureau Mijksenaar and creator of the “Schiphol Standard” for airport wayfinding, will keynote the sixth annual Airport & Transportation Workshop October 3-4 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Organized jointly by SEGD and the Airport Sign Managers Network (ASMN), the Airport & Transportation Workshop will focus on the complexities of airport design programs from signage and wayfinding design, planning, and management to user experience and technology.
The two-day workshop will include a wide range of sessions on key topics in airport and transportation design programs. The workshop will also include ample networking time, representation by a diverse group of speakers, and real-world perspectives from airport operators.
First published on: www.dezeen.com
A redesigned accident and emergency department by London studio PearsonLloyd has been found to reduce aggression and violence by 50 percent.
Article by: Deniz Huseyin
First published on: www.transportxtra.com
A driver who argued he should not have been fined for a prohibited U-turn because he actually performed a three-point turn has lost his case at High Court. Alexis Alexander’s initial appeal was rejected by adjudicator Anthony Chan at the Parking and Traffic Appeals Service (PATAS).
Alexander went on to challenge the decision, but it was upheld by the reviewing adjudicator Andrew Harman. Alexander then gained permission to seek a judicial review, which was heard on 7 March. The case centred on the penalty charge notice (PCN) issued to Alexander by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham after he was filmed on CCTV carrying out a three-point turn in Gliddon Road.
London 2012 wins top accolade at
Sign Design Awards
New areas of signing and wayfinding were recognised in the Sign Design Society’s 2013 international award competition at a gala presentation ceremony last Thursday night. The ultimate accolade, the Grand Prix Award, went to the wayfinding system for the London 2012 Olympic Park, but equally inspiring perhaps to all those present was the Award made to an astonishingly competent student for her wayfinding analysis of her home city, Novosibirsk in central Siberia, Russia. And for the second Awards in succession the top prize in the Wayfinding category went to Australia for a project in Sydney.
SDS Talks are now available for on-demand viewing from the SDS website.
Sign Design Society is pleased to announce that members are now able to view complete recordings of our popular monthly SDS Talk via our website. These recording feature the visual presentation, full narration by the speaker and the audience Q&A. The recordings may be viewed anytime from the SDS website and best all; this a free service to SDS members.
A new set of icons designed to work in harmony with the BBC's new visual language.
The new icons were designed to enable a consistent visual language across all BBC digital platforms - web, mobile and television.