Signage systems are complex and well connected, changes made to any one element on a sign can affect another unknowingly. These icons are reviewed with two shortcomings of the existing system in mind: 1) the overreliance on English text, and 2) the limited size of sign content.
Singapore is a global city, with an aging population.
The goal was to make directions easy to follow, for the young and old, local and foreign.
Imagine you can’t read a single word of English, and everyone around you is rushing to be somewhere.
Caplet shape to represent the MRT Network.
Enhanced outdoor sign for visibility and
maintainability as well.
Focusing on colors and shapes
for a more universal directional sign.
to differentiate going up/down and going forward
Using colors and large icons to assure commuters of their decisions made.
Project Name: Singapore MRT Signage System Revamp 2020
Software: Illustrator CC
Year: 2015 – 2019
Launched: 11 Dec 2019
So how would commuters know which exit to head towards? More on the revamped information signs in the next chapter.