School project turns into job to redesign MRT station signs

Mr Samuel Lim was part of a Land Transport Authority team that redesigned MRT station signage, which is now used at three stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line.
Mr Samuel Lim was part of a Land Transport Authority team that redesigned MRT station signage, which is now used at three stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Mr Lim said that as part of his research, he focused on more complex MRT stations like Dhoby Ghaut (above), which he visited more than 20 times. Mr Samuel Lim was part of a Land Transport Authority team that redesigned MRT station signage, which is n
Mr Lim said that as part of his research, he focused on more complex MRT stations like Dhoby Ghaut (above), which he visited more than 20 times.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Seven years ago, during a term break, Mr Samuel Lim took on a job located near Outram Park MRT station.

On his train trips, the then design communication student at Lasalle College of the Arts noticed that commuters transferring to another line would take an escalator up, only to realise it led them out of the station.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2020, with the headline 'School project turns into job to redesign MRT station signs'. Subscribe