If you’ve taken the NYC subway on a weekend in the last six months, we applaud your efforts for braving the hundreds of route and time changes due to maintenance and hope you actually got where you were going, when you wanted to get there.
Even during the weekdays, the NYC subway system is a labyrinth of passages, platforms, signs, inaudible announcements, and confusing maps. The MTA is testing out a new ‘way finding’ system of maps in some of the stations, and a NYC design firm recently presented its design to improve the NYC subway maps and announcements.
According to FastCoDesign, the design firm, Original Champions of Design (OCD), has three initiatives:
Digital Signboards would be at every station to give updates on route and schedule changes, real-time. Read more…