Transportation

The Starling Crossing is designed to reshape streets by responding in real time to pedestrian movements.

Creative Destruction Part 13

In this blog, Eli Kuslansy and Kinder Baumgardner talk about autonomous cars and the new landscape they will "drive" in.

For the new DAZZLE Project Nik Hafermaas and E-Ink developed a completely new module that can be used in any project. There were a number of real breakthroughs achieved. The panels are wireless, use solar power and can be configured into any format.

Transit nerds have a new must-read book.

Penn Station, friendly? Pentagram’s new wayfinding in the notoriously unfriendly transportation hub aims to make it so.

SEPTA's partnership with digital signage firm Intersection will deploy nearly 300 interactive displays to both subway and commuting rail lines. 

SLC Airport "The Canyon" Rendering

Rainier Industries is proud to enhance their already extensive fabrication capabilities with the most advanced 3-D freeform tube bending technology in North America.

Now researchers at MIT have designed a smart city system that leverages the windshield tags used to smooth drivers’ passage onto toll roads and bridges. 

A clever new traffic implementation in Britain has many hopeful that neighborhood streets will be able to to get all the benefits of speed bumps without the jarring disruptions they create.

Cloud Gehshan Spring Garden

A busy transit hub entrance in an underpass on Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia receives a dramatic and illuminating makeover courtesy of NV5, Cloud Gehshan and The Lighting Practice.

Watch the construction of the Zaha Hadid-designed Beijing Airport, expected to be the world’s largest, and think about how much you don’t want to be late for a flight in there.

Brightline Rockwell Group

All Aboard Florida is the first privately owned, operated and financed express intercity passenger rail project in the United States. The 235-mile network of rail lines connects stations in Miami and Orlando with additional hubs in West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. All Aboard Florida’s new train fleet, "Brightline," not only connects these key cities, it also connects people, communities, and cultures.

Second Avenue Subway Wayfinding with C&VE

It’s a long story: a 98-year-long story, in fact. When the much-anticipated addition to the Q line of the New York City Subway initiated construction, Calori & Vanden-Eynden/Design Consultants began the highly-specialized work of wayfinding for the first new stations in nearly 30 years.

For all but the most experienced travelers, navigating the airport can be the most unpleasant part of a trip, filled with stress and potential pitfalls.

Creating 3D maps of all city streetscapes is paramount to the future of self-driving cars. While we’re at it, can it also be helpful for cities?

BOSTON— Transportation, urban and campus environments are complex spaces, which have an increasing need for innovative signage and wayfinding solutions employing best practices and the latest technology. The SEGD Wayfinding event is poised to bring together a range of experts to tour, connect, discuss and discover over two days this August.

Imagine if New York’s subway map had only three colors.

“They either communicate well on the different levels intended or they can be visual gibberish.”

The Design Cure: Applying Exhibit Design Expertise to Schools, Libraries, Hospitals, and Airports

People are craving experiences with greater value—experiences that offer a wider range of personal benefits and takeaways than were previously available when the purpose of many public places was more narrowly defined. In this blog, Lee H. Skolnick discusses what the emergence of “edutainment” venues means for exhibit design

Second Avenue Subway

Amid stunning architecture and impressive works of public art riders easily find their way thanks to the fully integrated signage and wayfinding system designed by Calori & Vanden-Eynden. The sign program reinforces and extends the MTA’s branded Subway graphics system.

As Portland’s first new bridge across the Willamette River in 42 years, Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People is the first transit, bike and pedestrian-only bridge in the US, marking a new era in transportation. The transit agency challenged the Mayer/Reed design team to create a commemoration honoring its place in Portland’s history. The design team was asked to propose the commemoration location, content and form.

Entro began working with Dialog in 2007, when they were looking at expansion plans and master planning on the new terminal. As the project progressed, we identified areas that needed to be modified such as the renumbering of gates and the signage for the Compact Transit System. A key objective that Entro had was to create a truly seamless system for passengers, from the roads leading to the airport to their final boarding time.

Penn Station, in the heart of New York City, is the busiest transit hub in the Western Hemisphere. It is also one of the most notoriously chaotic infrastructure spaces in the United States. Penn is dysfunctional, largely–but not exclusively—because of overcrowding and congested circulation. Confusion (spatial disorientation) is another key challenge in Penn, amplifying congestion. Reducing confusion could be done quickly and economically with a mobile wayfinding system.

The Port of Seattle is doubling down so you won't get lost at Sea-Tac Airport. It's spending $2 million on a plan that includes hiring wayfinding experts and upgrading signage.

Philip Gilmore, Gilmore Group

Philip Gilmore is a New Business & Marketing Associate at Gilmore Group, a multidisciplinary design and branding firm specializing in branding, design, and media with a passion for developing experiences that are high-impact, memorable and stimulating.

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