It looks like a cross between an electric circuit diagram and a Mondrian painting – but the London Underground map also revolutionised design. Jonathan Glancey travels back in time.
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This is UX/UI design at its finest, and has stood the test of time! This article reminds me of discussions about centered around arguments made by Tufte in my Visual Design class in grad school.
Maps are tricky devils, if you ask me. It a miracle that some of them turn out as well as they do. (I’m hoping to write an article soon about two maps I came across recently that weren’t all that great to me from a surprising source.) The London Underground map has grown over the years as new stops and new lines have been added. I have a poster of the map from 25+ years ago that I used to have that definitely is not as detailed as the one displayed in this article.
The teaser line of this article suggests that the Underground map is content that revolutionized design. I agree. Read the article, and let me know if you agree as well.