15 September 2009

The Latest in Signage Technology

Seth’s blog | Signage Features of the Toyko Subway System Inexplicably Missing Elsewhere

I’ve been in about 15 subway systems. Only in the Tokyo system have I seen these helpful features:

1. Walking distances. [...]
2. Station-to-station distances in minutes. [...]
3. Letter-number names for each station. [...]
Amen. Seth explains each of these features briefly, and they all sound like they're worth adopting. (Although I don't think many subway stations in America (or London, for that matter) are big enough to need #1.)

I love signage. Appropriate signage of large public buildings is apparently a real open issue in architecture, from what I'm told.

(Via Jacob Grier)

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