Naming public transport lines
Dr. Leonard Verhoef,
applied cognitive psychologist.
For designing complex things.
Not a designer.
Leonard Verhoef, theoretical and practical background. From an experimental cognitive psychologist to a designer of simple and complex daily life systems in a technical future.
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Main line trains, Eurostar, Thalys.
French: Grandes lignes, Eurostar.
Town buses, Fast street car, Regional buses.
Dutch: Stadsbussen, Sneltram, Streekbussen.
Passengers should not confuse town and region.
Technicians should not confuse fast and slow engines.
French: Banlieue, Metropolitain.
Naming this train after the Dutch painter Rembrandt might provide a postive feeling. However, the suggestion this train is going to Holland is incorrect.
Some names are instructions for technicians on how or where to construct the element, e.g. it should by 'sub way' or 'under ground'. Other names are compatible with passenger destinations. Some names make sense to neither technicians nor passengers.|
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