Schiphol Airport Unrinal Visualizations

I wish I could give credit to the correct person for this particular … visualization.  I can definitely give credit to Jennifer for forwarding it to me by email.  Thanks J.  I think.

Whenever I meet someone for the first time they say "did you know there is an airport in Amsterdam by the same name?" – me: "yes" me: "and it is spelled a bit different" – them: "no, its the same" – me: "ok, I guess they changed it" – or something like that.  I wonder if people named smith get "Oh, I have a cousin with that SAME NAME!  Amazing!" – or something like that.

This is a funny small element of a urinal that has a bottom line result (sorry for the pun) that increases profit by reducing cleaning costs.  Humans are funny.  Visuals matter, sometimes for humorous reasons.

The text in the Schiphol urinal image reads:

In Amsterdam, the tile under Schiphol’s urinals would pass inspection in an operating room.  But nobody notices.  What everybody does notice is that each urinal has a fly in it.

Look harder and the fly turns into the black outline of a fly, etched into the porcelain. It improves the aim. If a man sees a fly, he aims at it. Fly-in-urinal research found that etchings reduce spillage by 80%. It gives a guy something to think about. That’s the perfect example of process control.

If anyone knows the origin, please email me or comment below?