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Transportation Articles

Design Manual for the Swiss Federal Railways
Design Manual for the Swiss Federal Railways

Read Time: 12 minutes

Published in 1992 and reprinted in 2019 by Lars Müller Publishers, Josef Müller-Brockmann's "Passenger Information System: Design Manual for the Swiss Federal Railways" stands as an important contribution in the world of multilingual visual identity guides for transportation wayfinding and signage systems.

Lorem Ipsum Corp. at Platov International Airport
Lorem Ipsum Corp. Revives the Past at Platov International Airport
Seeing the Better City (image: book cover)
Seeing the Better City

Thoughts and Opinions

Service Animal—Pet Relief Airport Sign
Service Animal—Pet Relief Airport Sign

Read Time: 3.5 minutes

Humans aren’t the only ones looking for a relief area.

Beginning in 2009, the Department of Transportation required all airlines to make sure there are animal relief areas at airports, and escorts to those relief areas, for any passenger traveling with a service animal. As a result, airports everywhere have created and expanded animal relief areas that are open to all pets as well as service animals. Most animal and pet relief areas were located outside the airport terminals.

Creative Destruction Part 13
Autonomous Cars in a Future of "Wayknowing"
The Design Cure: Applying Exhibit Design Expertise to Schools, Libraries, Hospitals, and Airports
The Design Cure—Applying Exhibit Design Expertise to Schools, Libraries, Hospitals, and Airports

Explore SEGD Award Winners

Rostov-on-Don Platov International Airport
Rostov-on-Don Platov International Airport
Keep Visible—LED Traffic Guide Line
Keep Visible—LED Traffic Guide Line
Here to There
Here to There
 Enhancing Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities
Enhancing Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities

SEGD Talks - Transportation videos

Jim Harding - The Three V's of Communication for Transportation Environments
Richard Garcia & Joseph Labozan Dialogue: Planning and Designing for an International Gateway

Transportation Best Practice

FAA/Airport Cooperative Research Program: Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airport Terminals and Landside
Read the Urban Planning and Impelentation Manual from SRF

Transportation Academic Research

The Sustainable Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Graphic Design
From Signs to Minds: Wayfinding Design and Mental Maps

Transportation EGD Firms

SEGD Transportation Podcasts

The ideal way to learn from your desk. These courses consist of podcast recordings of webinar and workshop materials delivered by the top professionals in EGD in the SEGD community.
$10 for individual Podcasts and $30 for the Podcast collections (best value) for members. Click for content details.

2016 Webinar | Digital Directory
2016 Webinar | Budgeting for EGD: The Fabrication Perspective

Transportation News

Second Avenue Subway Wayfinding with C&VE
Calori & Vanden-Eynden to Give TDC Talk on Second Ave Subway

Read Time: <1 minute

From Type Directors Club: Join renowned signage designers Chris Calori and David Vanden-Eynden as they describe their experiences designing the signage for the first four stations of the new Second Avenue subway line in New York City. Their talk includes an introduction to signage basics, a brief history of the subway and its signage, commentary on using New York City Transit graphic standards and working with engineers and architects, and various anecdotes about the project.

Port Authority Connectpoint Real-Time Information Displays Success Generate New Contract
Port Authority Connectpoint Real-Time Information Displays Success Generate New Contract

Read Time: 1.5 minutes

Expanding on the success of its initial implementation of real-time, passenger information displays, Port Authority of Allegheny (Pittsburgh, Penn.), the second largest transit agency in Pennsylvania, awarded Connectpoint Inc. an additional contract to continue their partnership in the rail and bus stop improvement program. The newly ordered Connectpoint E Ink, Digital Bus Stop displays and Interactive Kiosks will ensure the continued comfort and ease-of-use for Port Authority’s riders.