Disinformation design: parking signs that trick you

Note: This post is over 4 years old. It was first published in December 2007


Imagine it’s 4.30pm on a weekday. Are you allowed to park here? if so, how long for?

This is a great example of disinformation design from Haringey council in North London. Because the council profits from poor information design, this sign is unlikely to ever get fixed.

Poor readability > parking mistake > £100 ticket > profit for council

I’m sure we’d all love to be in a position where bad design makes you MORE money. But of course that never happens on the web, does it? Or does it?