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Self-presenting

Overhead lights bring attention to themselves by turning on while the flight attendant mentions them. Great design!

 No comments   4 mon   airplanes   design

Europe diagram, Brexit edition

As the UK is about to leave the EU, I have updated my European diagram to reflect the new situation. I also added the Council of Europe for good measure.

Oh, and there’s a version in French as well.

 No comments   4 mon   design   Europe   my projects   politics   release
 No comments   4 mon   buses   design   wayfinding

Morse code tapping to unlock

Today’s phones can be woken by tapping the screen. Future phones will be unlocked by tapping in a pattern similar to Morse code.

 No comments   5 mon   design   user interface

Chinese Apple fakes

Why do Chinese copycats trying to pretend they have the real thing always fail so badly? Why do they make it so obvious that what they’re selling is fake despite pretending it’s genuine? To make sure their friends don’t get scammed?

 No comments   5 mon   design   life

Bus doors

Bus doors should always open outwards. It’s just logic: inwards-opening doors take up space that could otherwise be filled by passengers.

 No comments   5 mon   buses   design   standards

QR codes

It’s a bad scenario when QR codes are being scanned by a human. It’s a good one a human approaches a machine that scans his or her QR code.

But the latter is just a cheaper option instead of NFC.

 No comments   6 mon   design   user interface

Autorenewals and common sense

I got this in the mail today:

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It’s FREE to renew, so make sure that your privacy remains protected.

This is an example of bad design. If it’s free to renew, why don’t I have WhoisGuard set until hell freezes over?

 No comments   7 mon   common sense   design

Monaco’s flag

This is Monaco’s flag. It’s identical, except for in proportions, to Indonesia’s:

But Monaco has an alternative flag and pattern (mostly used on license plates), which reminds of their moneymaker the Casino, which would make Monaco instantly recognisable anywhere on Earth:

Monaco, why not make the latter the official flag?

 No comments   10 mon   branding   design

Wayfinding in Dolceacqua

Lines on a circle-shaped square point to where the landmarks are. This kind of navigation is perfect for a lovely medieval village like Dolceacqua: it’s useful yet unintrusive.

Up close:

 No comments   10 mon   design   wayfinding
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