Category Archives: underground diagrammatic maps

An Ethnographic Information Design Approach

Commuting at rush hour can be a headache, but it can be a rich learning experience too. Paradoxically, although I have been closely working with the London diagrammatic map for a long time, I have never enjoyed using the tube

An Ethnographic Information Design Approach

Commuting at rush hour can be a headache, but it can be a rich learning experience too. Paradoxically, although I have been closely working with the London diagrammatic map for a long time, I have never enjoyed using the tube

First International Workshop on Schematic Mapping

Next April will take place the first 2-day Schematic Mapping Workshop held at the University of Essex. The aim of the workshop is to investigate how people use diagrammatic transport maps to navigate around cities, and to gain insights on

First International Workshop on Schematic Mapping

Next April will take place the first 2-day Schematic Mapping Workshop held at the University of Essex. The aim of the workshop is to investigate how people use diagrammatic transport maps to navigate around cities, and to gain insights on

Evidence-based information design principles

Last week I attended a lecture entirely about underground diagrammatic maps! (one of my first loves) In the lecture, the London Underground diagram (LUD) was presented as the case study to unravel various information design and cognitive principles. Created back

Evidence-based information design principles

Last week I attended a lecture entirely about underground diagrammatic maps! (one of my first loves) In the lecture, the London Underground diagram (LUD) was presented as the case study to unravel various information design and cognitive principles. Created back

Mind the gap!

Tomorrow the London Underground is 150 years old! On 8 January 1863, the journey completed between Paddington and Farringdon stations by the Metropolitan Railway (today Metropolitan line) was the very first one of the London Underground. Since then, the Underground

Mind the gap!

Tomorrow the London Underground is 150 years old! On 8 January 1863, the journey completed between Paddington and Farringdon stations by the Metropolitan Railway (today Metropolitan line) was the very first one of the London Underground. Since then, the Underground

Underground Maps Unravelled: The Book

Yesterday, I was pleased to attend the launch of a new information design book. Max Roberts just published his second book, entitled ‘Underground Maps Unravelled. Explorations in Information Design’. This book uses the London underground diagrammatic map as the major

Underground Maps Unravelled: The Book

Yesterday, I was pleased to attend the launch of a new information design book. Max Roberts just published his second book, entitled ‘Underground Maps Unravelled. Explorations in Information Design’. This book uses the London underground diagrammatic map as the major

Legibility, Functionality and Organisation

It has been a while since I have written a post relating the London Underground diagram (LUD) and information design. This week a good friend of mine send me a link about a new layout for the LUD proposed by

Legibility, Functionality and Organisation

It has been a while since I have written a post relating the London Underground diagram (LUD) and information design. This week a good friend of mine send me a link about a new layout for the LUD proposed by

Underground Maps Unravelled

Last week I visited Underground Maps Unravelled, an exhibition entirely devoted to underground diagrammatic maps, and particularly presenting an in-depth analysis of the London Underground Diagram (LUD). Dr. Maxwell Roberts explores information design alternatives of the very first LUD created

Underground Maps Unravelled

Last week I visited Underground Maps Unravelled, an exhibition entirely devoted to underground diagrammatic maps, and particularly presenting an in-depth analysis of the London Underground Diagram (LUD). Dr. Maxwell Roberts explores information design alternatives of the very first LUD created