ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map
 

ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map

graphic designer ting-jui sun, otherwise known as memphis sun, presents his concept for a revised map of taipei’s metro system. the case study began by evaluating the disadvantages of the current version and understanding how to transform the existing information into a more experience-led design and legible appearance.

ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map

taipei metro map before (left) and after (right)

all images courtesy of ting-jui sun (memphis)

 

 

for the past 25 years, taipei metro has played an important role in urban development, carrying citizens and tourists traveling through the city. its geo-based layout map also allows users to understand the city better. however, with further development and route extension, it has become a disadvantage and has started to reduce the map’s legibility. this case study and redesign concept by ting-jui sun therefore aims to present a metro map that meets modern needs.

ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map designboom

disadvantages of the current version

 

 

to achieve the goal of ensuring smoother visuals and high legibility, the graphic designer studied the use of grids, icons and fonts. with the reorganization, definition, and classification of information, the final result is a bilingual version and two more extended versions, which all enhance the reading experience and are more systemized for future expansion.

ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map designboom

six design requirements to be achieved

ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map designboom

left: a text-led layout, right: icons with different meanings under the same design language

ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map designboom

use of fonts

ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map designboom

left: color codes, right: relative scales between components

ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map designboom

refine and reorganize of the legend 

ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map designboom

the final result of the bilingual version

ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map designboom

a smoother reading experience

ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map designboom

icons of the transfer station are large enough to be easily read

ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map designboom

the line code serves as an index of identification for color blind users

ting-jui sun imagines a legible and user-friendly design for taipei metro map designboom

extended versions: english (left) & traditional chinese (right)

 

 

project info:

 

project name: taipei metro map redesign

project type: graphic design

designer: ting-jui sun (memphis sun)

location: taipei, taiwan

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

  • Looks good, but for easy comprehension, add the initial for the line color in front of the station number, as there are color blind people, especially since there are two numbers on the lines that intersect.

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