Monday, July 17, 2006
A great website with a great message. As they say in their synopsis: "The world is filled with ‘bad design.’ As professionals we notice it every day and the non-designer sees it as well, but usually never recognizes it as such. We hope that the content on this site helps to change that." As they point out, bad design isn't simply about its aesthetics, but also a matter of poor communication. One extreme example they cite is the tragic 1996 Dusseldorf airport fire. There were 17 deaths and 62 injured, largely due to smoke inhalation, because they could not find their way out. Investigators later determined that the poor signage, viewed under such stressful circumstances, was a leading factor in the tragedy.