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Google Maps's route view: What's the correct term for this "string of beads" element?

What would you call this vertical sequence of stops?
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Best practice in metro line naming

Metro maps are wonderful examples of UX in practice away from the digital sphere. Combine this with the obvious fact that trains are cool and I spend a lot of time thinking about them. A question has ...
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How am I expected to carry a key fob equivalent of a smart card attached to my key ring?

A number of wireless smart card issuers is promoting so-called payments tags or key fobs - that's a small wireless device which can be used in place of a wireless payment card or wireless transport ...
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Why are certain seats on public transport a different colour? [closed]

On trams and buses, there are often designated priority seats in a special colour for people with special needs. If a person with special needs boards, able-bodied people are supposed to vacate these ...
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How to encourage people to move to the back of the bus?

The diagram below shows the layout of the public transportation buses in my city: What this 2-dimensional diagram cannot show properly is that the rear area of the bus is raised about 2 feet above ...
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Is there a human advantage to painting heavy equipment (aka "baggers") bright yellow?

Is it just branding, decoration, or is there an actual human-centered reason for it?
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How to convey: "don't move until the task is done!"

Our local public transportation system uses electronic cards (something like RFID technology) to validate rides. Users enter the vehicle and place their contactless card against a reader, and a beep ...
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Flight Passenger Experience: 1 window per seat row

Airlines use differently sized seats and arrange them at different distances, of course, even if we look just at Economy class, but since windows are so small – probably due to technical constraints – ...
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How can railroad operator help passengers find power outlets below their seats?

There'a railway car with passenger seats looking roughly like this (please ignore the seatbelt): Seats are arranged in ICE fashion - two rows with a passage between them, two seats in each row, each ...
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Different levels of user experience in public transport system stop information

On my infrequent trips overseas I have taken some interest in the public transport systems and how they announce or display the stops, in particular for high volume metro systems. In Australia and US ...
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