Head’s up to Bryan Larrick for pointing out this great article in the NY Times regarding Surface Navigation Help for Subway Riders.
Ever wonder what the true meaning of design is? This is a prime example. Design, in the broadest sense, is a solution to a problem. To be more specific, design is anything that improves peoples’ lives.
Sure, you might not think this compass is useful in midtown, where all the streets and avenues are aligned in a nice little grid, but if you’re over on West 4th Street in the West Village (where there’s no semblance of a grid) – these things will be lifesavers.