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A study on way-finding information design of Seoul metropolitan subway -Focused on Bus transfer information-

수도권 지하철 길 찾기 정보 디자인 연구 -연계버스안내를 중심으로-

  • Yun, So-Hee (Dept. of Digital media design, Hongik Univ., International Design School for Advanced Studies) ;
  • Kim, Seung-In (Dept. of Digital media design, Hongik Univ., International Design School for Advanced Studies)
  • 윤소희 (홍익대학교 국제디자인전문대학원 디지털미디어디자인전공) ;
  • 김승인 (홍익대학교 국제디자인전문대학원 디지털미디어디자인전공)
  • Received : 2016.05.31
  • Accepted : 2016.07.20
  • Published : 2016.07.28

Abstract

This study is to improve the design of bus transfer information that can be substantially used. This study has been processed using the following steps. First, I tried to define the information design and way-finding information design. Secondly, I have researched several case studies, and considered solutions. Finally, I evaluated way-finding maps through pair-wise comparisons, and drew needs through an interview. As the result of this research, there were some problems in font size, improper space between letters and non-consistent information. To solve these problems, the information has to be clear using easy symbols to be well-recognized by citizens. Also, the font size needs to be decided by a calculation of minimum legible size of letters. Lastly, a value contrast between a background color and a letter color needs to be applied more than 70 percent for better visibility. The study is expected to be used as a reference which helps informational design to be developed.

Keywords

Seoul metropolitan subway;Way-finding;Way-finding design;Information design;Bus transfer information

Acknowledgement

Grant : BK21플러스

Supported by : 홍익대학교

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