Bad Design #8 — aah, now I understand, I thinksteemCreated with Sketch.

in baddesign •  2 months ago

 Wait wait wait, I got this, I got this!

IF today = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday THEN
    IF time between 0600 hrs & 1000 hrs THEN
         CLEARWAY = NO PARKING EITHER SIDE OF SIGN
    ELSE_IF time between 1000 hrs & 1500 hrs THEN
         IF parking on left of sign THEN
              LOADING ZONE ONLY
         ELSE parking on right of sign THEN
              PARKING ALLOWED; BUT
                   30 min ONLY &
                   PAYMENT REQUIRED METERED
    ELSE_IF time between 1500 hrs & 1900 hrs THEN
         CLEARWAY = NO PARKING EITHER SIDE OF SIGN
    ELSE_IF time between 1900 hrs & 0000 hrs THEN
         IF parking on left of sign THEN
              FREE PARKING
         ELSE parking on right of sign THEN
              PARKING ALLOWED; BUT
                   2 hrs ONLY &
                   PAYMENT REQUIRED METERED
    ELSE time between 0000 hrs & 0600 THEN
         FREE PARKING
ELSE today is Weekend THEN
    IF today is Saturday THEN
         IF time between 0830 hrs & 1230 hrs THEN
              IF parking on left of sign THEN
                   LOADING ZONE ONLY
              ELSE parking on right of sign THEN
                   FREE PARKING; BUT
                   1 hr TIME LIMIT
         ELSE_IF time between 1230 hrs & 1500 hrs THEN
              IF parking on left of sign THEN
                   FREE PARKING
              ELSE parking on right of sign THEN
                   IF believe ambiguous sign THEN
                        30 min ONLY &
                        PAYMENT REQUIRED METERED
                   ELSE_NOT believe ambiguous sign THEN
                        FREE PARKING
         ELSE time between 1500 hrs & 0000 hrs THEN
              FREE PARKING
    ELSE today is Sunday THEN
         IF parking on left of sign THEN
              FREE PARKING
         ELSE parking on right of sign THEN
              IF believe ambiguous sign THEN
                   IF between 0000 hrs & 1000 hrs THEN
                        FREE PARKING
                   ELSE_IF between 1000 hrs & 1500 hrs THEN
                        30 min ONLY &
                        PAYMENT REQUIRED METERED
                   ELSE between 1500 hrs & 0000 hrs THEN
                        FREE PARKING
              ELSE_NOT believe ambiguous sign THEN
                   FREE PARKING

 

WHAT THE F……!!

So what’s the problem? Too many options? Confusing language? Bad communication? Wrong colours? Wrong location?

These signs are everywhere, so the opportunity here is huge.

Come on Visual Communication Designers, put on your thinking caps and fix this. 


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