It’s not just me when it comes to signs

“Designing good road signage can’t be easy. How much do you tell drivers? How soon? In words or with diagrams? The trouble is that signs are specified by e

“Designing good road signage can’t be easy. How much do you tell drivers? How soon? In words or with diagrams? The trouble is that signs are specified by engineers who know exactly how an intersection is supposed to work. If it’s a big interchange, they’ve spent months working out exactly how vehicles should flow from all the entrances to all the exits. The designers could drive through the interchange with no signs at all to guide them, and that’s the problem. Nobody can give them the priceless gift of ignorance; they can’t see what ordinary drivers will see when the interchange opens to traffic.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE