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 in a rush.
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.