How public spaces are structured
Navigation screens with a non-realistic portrait orientation allow much easier trip planning.
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Station hall, Utrecht CS, 1997.
Main problem for departing passengers: how to get in.
Main problem for arriving passengers: how to get out.
Station hall, Utrecht CS, 1986, psychological impression.
Same position as left picture.
Which psychological principles are applied in this design?
Liverpool street station, London, 1985. Entering this station it is difficult not to see the sign posts.
Tram station, Amsterdam, 1995.
What is the difference between this tram information system and the psychological impression of Utrecht CS?
Arranging information in a list is very common when presenting words in a dictionary, telephone numbers in a directory and depatures in a time table. One can sctructure a physical chaos such, as a terminal, creating visual lists as well.
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