07 September 2008

Metric speed signs.


Just a sample of what a metric speed sign might look like in the UK...
Designed it myself using the standard font used on British Road signs. (Traffic medium for the inquiring minds)
80 km/h = 50mph exactly
Won't this look so nice on a road?.. or generally km/h signs?
80 km/h seems so much faster than 50 mph!
And it would be understood by far more people.
The government simply needs to realise this!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yaaaay!!


Introduction

Memory has played a major role in psychological studies, psychologists are constantly looking into how it works, and things that could affect and change it. Many things can affect memory, such as age, distractions, and time.
Sometimes people’s memory can be influenced by other people, which was shown by Loftus and Palmer in 1974. They took a group of 45 participants, and showed them a video of a car accident. One group of 9 were then asked, “How fast were the cars going when they hit each other?” The other 4 groups of 9 were asked the same question, but with the words “smashed”. “Collided”, “bumped”, and “contacted” were used. They found that when the word “smashed” was used, the participants estimated the cars were travelling around 10mph faster than when the word “collided” was used. From this Lofus and Palmer concluded that leading questions, and influence can have an effect on memory.
In 1966 a study was done by Glanzer and Cunitz in order to determine the capacity of short term memory, they took two groups of participants and presented them both with the same list of words. Group A were asked to recall the words immediately, and B recalled after 30 seconds, and did a distracter task. Glanzer and Cunitz found that words at the start of the list were called more accurately as they had been transferred to long-term memory; this is called the primary effect.