The New York Times reports on the latest technological advances that are commonplace in Europe.
On the standard Departures monitor, you’ll notice at least two other bits of useful information. First, there’s the little walking-person column; it tells you how many minutes away your gate is, by foot. Genius!
Just to its left, there’s an actual arrow that shows you which way to walk. Further genius! The monitor knows which way you’re facing, of course, because you’re looking at it; why not use little arrows to point you to your destination?
This design shows that the monitor designers don’t just care about displaying the gate information; they care about you getting there in time for your flight.