Putting Humans in Space

...and Time.

This blog is a forward look at Design, Signage, and Wayfinding for public transit and public spaces. Together, these make up the Urban Interface.

When we look at urban design through UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) lenses, it exposes new solutions for more equitable access for all users. It's the way we move through space and the information that guides us there.

Sometimes the way forward has some detours.

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Holey Signage!


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Spotted on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, this sign seems to have a really interesting physical design!

The holes may be there to reduce wind loads in a hurricane-prone environment to ensure sign stability and longevity. Right?

The Unintended Consequences Of Trying To Fix Traffic


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Many city buses have signs to the effect of "Don’t disturb the driver." Kenya took the opposite approach. They posted signs in minivans encouraging passengers to "heckle and chide" the drivers when they witnessed unsafe driving.

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Montreal and location information accessibility


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The city of Montreal decided to inform residents of a boil-water advisory using a 7mb PDF in a tweet. An openstreetsmap is attached to make it a bit easier.