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Underground Maps Unravelled: Maxwell Roberts at TEDxSussexUniversity

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Published on Jun 24, 2013

Maxwell Roberts is a lecturer of Psychology at the University of Essex and talks about how today's designers are struggling to achieve the same clarity and impact of Henry Beck's original London Underground tube map. He shows how network expansion is placing maps under pressure worldwide and asks if Beck's original design rules are still fit for purpose, or are fresh approaches necessary in order to achieve the criteria for effective and attractive designs.

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