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Lemme Upgrade Ya: Check Out This Totally Redesigned, Easy-to-Read NYC Subway Map

A man by the name of Tommi Moilanen updated Massimo Vignelli’s sleek design for the year 2015, and here it is.

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Being that I live relatively close to NYC, I could never figure out the subway system to save my life. I always loved the DC Metro maps and London Underground maps, as I found the visual design of Vignelli’s maps not only aesthetically pleasing, but incredibly helpful due to their seemingly simple designs. I had never really thought about the intensive strategy and deep thinking that had to occur for these kinds of designs–which seem simple, but aren’t–until I had taken my visual design class in grad school. 

This is a great study of visual design. Take a look…

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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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