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Maxson Green

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
— Abraham Lincoln

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  • Maxson Green replied to a comment by Brad Bice

    Would an Hourglass Traffic Light Work Better? via magazine.good.is

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    Brad Biceover 1 year ago

    This isn't very accessible for the colorblind. The advantage of current traffic lights is that the top (or left, if the bar is sideways) light is always stop and the bottom (or right) is always go. Retaining that formation, as in Stankovic's design, is probably the best way to go.

    Maxson Greenover 1 year ago

    I agree. This design relies heavily on color recognition. The current design adds a spatial dimension that is missing in this design.

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  • Maxson Green replied to a comment by Fill Fill

    Would an Hourglass Traffic Light Work Better? via magazine.good.is

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    Fill Fillover 1 year ago

    That's a horrible illustration. Being half-full is "wait" and red, what are they thinking? Almost empty "ready" and yellow? And full is "go" and green?

    That's confusing as heck.

    In software UI we call this a 'selfish' interface, which means because the designer is consumed with it that they assume the user will be too, which of course they will not.

    Maxson Greenover 1 year ago

    Presumably, the illustration on the far right depicts an example of the "green" animation near the beginning of its cycle with perhaps only a half-second having elapsed, the middle illustration depicts the "yellow" animation which further clarifies how much time is remaining by adding a numeric countdown, and the far left illustration depicts a "red" animation displaying how much time remains until "green." Being "half-full" is a state which all three colors can exist in and is not exclusive to "red."

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