#Information_Design in Public Transportation — Part I
In the past centuries, cartographers — the true pioneers of information design — mapped out the world with all the intricate details they discovered. Of course, not everything could be unearthed at once, so there was often leftover spots on the paper for the great unknown. These white spaces were then covered by fantasy illustrations like sea monsters or imaginary islands in order to fill out the lacking pieces of information.
Today it’s almost the opposite. There’s almost too much information and it has become about reducing complexity. It is overwhelming to see the amount of data we absorb every day, most of it subconsciously seeping into our brains. This overload became apparent early on and almost instantly gave way to the discipline of Information Design, which emerged in the 1970s and reflects a science of presenting #information in a way that fosters efficient and effective understanding of it.