Setting expectations on the subway Matt 22 Nov 2005

So I just returned from a trip to Spain and while there I was totally digging how Barcelona subway stations tell you exactly how long until the next train arrives. Here’s a shot of the countdown:

next train countdown

Sure, the waiting is the hardest part…but it’s not nearly as bad when you know exactly how long that wait will be.

Related: Usability Tip: Setting Expectations [SvN]