Vandenberg - Replacement of poor quality and inconsistent interior signage
The interior signage is all over the place, and needs to be updated to significantly improve the interior areas of the level. In some places, signs need to be removed outright due to illogical placement, or the absence of a need for there to be a sign in the first place.
Firstly the most ideal sign is the one that reads Control Centre. As this is an american facility, the spelling of Centre should instead be Center. The text should be aligned centrally both vertically and horizontally to the sign and the edges of the sign should not extend past the edges of the door. Due to the sign text length, would recommend making this have 2 lines, where the words are centrally aligned and the max distance of the area between the largest word and the edge of the black interior area should be the distance from the edge of Centre and the black section edge to the left of it. This will apply to both left and right sides. Font height is fine as is, and every other sign font should be consistent with this one.
In the image "Conference Hall sign.png" The current sign should be removed and replaced with the sign used for Control Center, with text changed too "Conference Room". This label should also be two lines and follow all conventions outlined for Command Centers sign. The center of the sign should be exactly center of the area the old sign was in, with no need for an icon.
Regarding the Hazard Lab sign featured in "Conference Hall sign.png" and "Hazard lab sign.png". This should be removed completely. Firstly because this sign is redundant as well as stipulates that the lab is researching Hazards, kind of silly don't you think? All following signs in this section are of poor quality, it's like they have been painted on with blue glow in the dark paint, but has an opacity of 75%, the logos accompanying the signs are redundant also.
For the sign highlighted in "Security sign.png", would recommend removing this and replacing it with the sign used for the control center and the conference room. This sign should also follow all conventions outlined for Command Centers sign.
In "Storage and medical signs.png" the storage and security signs should be removed as you wouldn't need a sign to advertise it's a storage closet and the security sign is redundant as the player has just walked past one. This also applies to the third security ("Security sign 3.png") sign in the laboratory itself, what makes that one worse it wraps around the edge of two walls.
In "Recommended spot for Laboratory sign.png", a sign reading Laboratory should be placed. This has the same characteristics as every other sign that has been placed ans be centrally aligned to the center of the double door.
The Hazard lab sign in "Hazard lab sign 2.png" should be removed completely as this sign is not required also the lab's not researching hazards as it's promary purpose for existence. As the door is acting as a stop gap between the lab itself and a more dangerous area, there should be some cautionary PPE signs placed beside the door like they do in actual labs.
#2 Updated by Sam Keightley over 2 years ago
In DSC_0073.jpg the sign shown would be perfect to place to the right of the door that used to have the first Hazard Lab sign, with listings for Security, Medical and Laboratory.
The sign for medical wasn't discussed previously but should be replaced lust like the others have and in the same way.
#3 Updated by Sam Keightley over 2 years ago
Update to previous points on the first Control Center sign above the door that connects to the foyer. I have just realised that this sign is now redundant as there is one already near the Control Center door on the second level ("Control Center sign 2"). This sign should have all the characteristics described for the first Control Center sign but in it's current place to the left of the door.
However the Control Center sign on Level 1 foyer should be removed, and in its place have a sign to the left of the door that is used for the door to access the security, medical and laboratory. Except the listings should be Meeting rooms, Lounge and Control Center
#4 Updated by John French over 2 years ago
- Assignee set to Le Swanky
Interesting suggestion. We're not likely to do anything about this (excepting the control centre sign, which should be revised when Cecilia has the time). In any event, this is something more for a level designer to evaluate when they have the opportunity.
#5 Updated by Sam Keightley over 2 years ago
This is probably one of the most important points raised for Vandenberg, as it's easily the most noticeable feature when walking through the rooms. For purposes of consistency would definitely focus on making all interior signs conform to one standard. Logical placement and removal of redundant signs is also a big plus.