Tyler Thompson was flying to Seattle and notice the poor design of his airline's boarding pass. So, he sketched out a few ideas and came up with the two designs above. A few others have since added their suggestions below his own.
I agree that it can sometimes be complicated to see what gate and time to reference based on the boarding pass, and I like these simple, user-friendly designs. Airport way-finding has come a long way, it'd be great if we could see some better passes and, dare I even wish, electronic boarding passes?