Some of the most fascinating and frustrating aspects of transportation infrastructure often emerge when trying to get a grasp on large systems. Whether the need for understanding takes place while trip-planning or in the on-the-ground experience of transit, the right diagram or map can help us understand, at a glance, the parts or places that comprise a system, how it’s laid out, and what to expect. This program examines how imageability and legibility—or seeing and reading—can be used to clarify complexity and help people understand their relationship to infrastructure and how it works.
Candy Chan, RA, LEED AP, Architect/Graphic Designer, Project Subway NYC
Eddie Jabbour, Creative Director, Kick Design, Creator of the KickMap
George Kokkinidis, Founder, Design Language, Design Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Designer, The Works: Anatomy of a City
John Schettino, Principal/Design Director, John Schettino Design, Designer of The New York Penn Station Atlas