40 posts tagged

design

Nice tramway map, July 2020

The latest edition of my tramway map for Nice adds parks and gardens, a better designation for the airport, bold line numbers, and a few colour improvements:

Wi-Fi signs in trains

Wi-Fi signs on train doors will be noticed by passengers only when they’re about to get off:

Thameslink

But Wi-Fi signs on windows will be immediately noticed because they’re constantly looked at:

Moscow Metro
 No comments   29 d   design   trains

Nice tramway map, June 2020

I updated my Nice tramway map with a better design of the Terminal 2 terminus, more legible bus and train icons, and some other minor details:

My Telegram posts during 2020’s week 22

Week 21 ←→ Week 23

My Telegram channel

Tuesday, May 26

Leap years are indeed worse than regular years: there’s an extra day for bad events to happen.

Interesting clock you have, Ros Atkins:

I never understood this sort of infographic. If it’s impossible to compare different-coloured areas to each other, what’s the point of the whole thing?

Friday, May 29

Just updated my post about train door buttons with better photos and a mention of the pandemic.

Fractal mind-mapping is the best: it lets me find ideas that I wouldn’t have gotten to otherwise.

I hate topiary.

Saturday, May 30

In January, I wrote the following:

As much as airlines want to make money, humans will continue being humans and change seats with each other. This is, of course, splendid.

Well, I’m afraid this won’t be true for the next few years.

One of the best things about watching movies at home is being able to pause it and think about what’s going on.

The words month and Moon share a common root because a month is a period related to the Moon’s motion.

 No comments   1 mon   airplanes   design   life   my Telegram channel

Whiteboard erasers

Bad design: both sides are made of the same material. People sometimes rub with the side that’s supposed to be held. The eraser becomes dirty.

Good design: hard grip. The eraser stays clean.

 No comments   1 mon   design

My Telegram posts from April 16 till May 16, 2020

Week 21

This is everything published to my Telegram channel in the last month.

April 16

Since January, Twitter has the rights to do whatever it wants to with published content. This is contrary to my world view in which I own and control everything that is a product of my mind.

The blog format doesn’t suit everything I’d like to say, so I started this Telegram channel.

April 20

Apple Notes on the Mac is absolutely unresponsive, especially to two-finger clicks. Keep in mind that this software is made in-house...

April 21

Elevator operators now have a job again.

April 26

FIGMA IS FANTASTIC

April 28

The Japanese know what pleasure is: they have Boneless Fish!

Mac bugs keep getting worse and worse. Apple should release another Snow Leopard this year.

May 2

Sometimes I want to do an image search with the picture I have in mind.

May 8

Just saying: I don’t care about trends. I always act out of my own will.

P. S. I hope these words won’t come back to haunt me.

May 14

It always surprises me how Disney makes ugly animals look cute.

Room 104 is the dumbest yet most brilliant show. It proves that any nonsensical artistic idea should be experimented with.

The voice actor impersonating Trump never sounds like Trump, but he does create a metaphor.

May 15

In the past few weeks I really fell in love with jasmine tea.

May 16

The slogan for the 2020 Eurovision would have been “Open Up”. Hahaha

 No comments   1 mon   design   food   life   Mac   money   my Telegram channel   observations

No toolbars on the Mac

Using keyboard shortcuts is much quicker than pointing and clicking. Therefore I eliminated toolbars wherever possible.

I design my environment in a way that encourages healthy habits.

 No comments   1 mon   design   Mac   me   user interface

Nice tramway map

This is the nicest map of the Nice tram network ever designed:

The map serves its goal of helping people get around Nice by tram. There is no distracting garbage.

Unlike the current official map, all tram stations are shown on mine:

The most complicated interchange, Grand Arénas, has become legible:

I encourage the city of Nice to adopt my map as the official one.

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