TYPO Berlin 2011 Shift - 16th International Design Conference May 19th – 21st

Tim was the lead-designer of Bristol Legible City and has since developed legible cities for Brighton, Glasgow, Ipswich, Vancouver and Gotham City. He has a passion for cities mapping and a methodology that encompasses diagnostic testing in real situations mixed with product design prototyping techniques. Tim’s recent interest has been to make sense of London, by initiating a project he called Legible London, a capital-wide pedestrian wayfinding system. When complete, it will be the most extensive of its kind.

Legible London (E)

Wayfinding in cities is fundamentally an issue of urban design and architecture. Recent projects have successfully experimented with the use of information design to respond to the gaps in people’s knowledge. Where urban design is concerned with the space between the buildings, legible cities are concerned with the space between the ears. This talk reviews the principles behind, and development of, these recent approaches.