Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wait... ready... go

I love this redesign for traffic signal lights. It's much more informative than the current design.

North Americans may take getting used to the yellow before the green. Incidentally, this is not a new concept - they've had two sets of yellow in the pattern in Europe for ages.

From Yanko design.


Anonymous said...

the only design flaw in this system is the fact that it isn't colorblind friendly like our current system. top, stop. middle slow. bottom go.

Karl Plesz said...

Good catch! I never even thought about that.

Karl Plesz said...

Incidentally, not every traffic light system is top, middle, bottom. In Quebec at least, the lights are horizontal. I think the solution is to use the hourglass animation, but keep it arranged in the three traditional spots in the cluster. Besides, if you're using animation to do the hourglass thing anyway, why not add the words GO and STOP in the alternate light?