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Yuzu-san on UX in public transportation

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Konichiwa blog readers. Before I begin, I would like to point out that moving bodies to destinations is a very important process. Therefore, it is necessary to have much knowledge and training in this area. A typical large city has many complex tasks to translate into simple and easy user experiences. Signage is of high importance because many users of the service are visitors from other countries. They depend on visuals to guide them.

Firstly, I would like to point out that it is my view that the Tokyo Subway system is the best in the world with the Paris Metro, the runner up. Please do not think that I am saying this because I am of Parasian background. There are solid reasons to back up my contention. The Tokyo Subway trains do not stink. Riders are encouraged by the signage to take care of bodily matters outside the trains, further the surfaces and seats are easily cleaned. Take a look at the example below.

Secondly, it is well know that boys will be boys in any country and ‘fanny feeling’ and worse is an everyday occurrence in pubic transport. The Tokyo Subway has a special pinku train for ladies so that women on a crowded train do not have to quietly endure this humiliation.

That is all I have to say at the moment.