Color coding: consistency fail.

When many people must go to different areas within the same structure – like terminals at an airport – it is a great idea to color code those areas so that even if, like it is often the case at airports, someone doesn’t understand written instructions. At San-Francisco International Airport they are color coded, at least if you look at the monitors at the long-term parking garage:

1st terminal - orange, 3rd - green, international - white

1st terminal - orange, 3rd - green, international - white

Unfortunately, the color coding isn’t consistent, which really defies the idea of color coding:

1st, 3rd - yellow, intl - green.

1st, 3rd - yellow, intl - green.

All terminals but the international are shown in yellow color on the map. But there’s more – at the legend there’s yet another combination: blue for the 1st terminal, yellow for the third and green for the international… Well, at least the international is green on both the map and the legend.

Vomit cleaning for living

vomit cleaning for living

vomit cleaning for living

It seems this is somebody’s major income.
If I quit my web developer career and apply as a cab driver, first thing I do is to buy a stack of barf bags and charge extra couple of bucks for the use. Instead of having $80 (for cleaning) and driving in a vomit bowl on a full time.
Took this picture at San Francisco International airport area.


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