Friday, July 17, 2015

Rethinking the Parking Sign
Nikki Sylianteng, an interaction designer, has undertaken what she calls a guerrilla parking sign redesign project, “To Park or Not to Park?” Her goal was to make it easier to read confusing parking signs, particularly combinations of signs that restrict or allow parking during different combinations of times and conditions.

In explaining the design principles behind the project, Sylianteng says, “I’m operating on the assumption that drivers would rather be clearly told they can’t park than vaguely told they can.” Versions of Sylianteng’s signs are being tested in Los Angeles, CA, and Brisbane, Australia.