With the goal of finding and optimizing a prominent example of deficient typography in public space, I chose a local transport company. They had previously redesigned everything in a rather careless way, which raised interesting accessibility issues. After watching many people unsuccessfully using the new ticket vending machines – and failing to use it properly myself – I decided to try and fix them, treating the interaction with the interface as a solely typographic problem. I began by charting the path of a user’s attention when buying typical kinds of tickets, and realized that by merely introducing a grid I would be able to significantly reduce the cognitive load during this essential task. After reorganizing its interface accordingly, I moved on to the non-interactive carriers of information and redesigned the schedule posters so that one can intuitively grasp the frequency of buses at any time of day, as opposed to the exact hours.
samluescher: #Spotify selects for my evening run: Goth Rock@150 steps/min. ★★★☆☆ for solving my bpm problem while inspiring angst of the cold, big world. Dec. 16, 2015
samluescher: #Bash #timesaver of the day: `alias short="that-command-I-type-500-times-a-day"` in ~/.bash_profile; now just type "short" 500 times. Aug. 14, 2014
samluescher: @hairyjewbear slow response, sorry I'm not an active twitter user. Form designer updated, should work fine again with a modern django! April 17, 2014
samluescher: Bye bye #skeuobashing, no more leather + canvas – and we don't even have to pay for it. Thanks Apple. Oct. 22, 2013
samluescher: Hard lesson learned [again]: real world just doesn't align with a video feed, a projector AND a virtual world at the same time. #dirtyhacks April 15, 2013
samluescher: So if there are only 15,700 Google results for #SoMoClo, there must still be at least a couple of startup ideas in there, right? April 9, 2013