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Bluecadet River Alive
Learning Through Making—Bluecadet and River Alive!
07/30/2019

Read Time: 7 minutes

Bluecadet (Philadelphia) used the power of prototyping to lead the creation of a suite of digital experiences that support educational goals established by partners Habithèque and the Independence Seaport Museum for “River Alive!”

Compliant and Consistent—BIA.studios Creates Tools for MTA (image: people at train station)
Compliant and Consistent—BIA.studio Creates Tools for MBTA
03/18/2019

Read Time: 7 minutes

From an existing signage audit to developing manuals, guidelines and custom software, BIA.studio (Boston) designed a completely new wayfinding program for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s vast system.

2018 SEGD Global Design Awards Categories Explained
2018 SEGD Global Design Awards Categories Explained
12/19/2017

The 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards encompass seven categories that represent key practice areas of experiential graphic design. To help guide you through the submission process, here are the seven categories with examples of project types and past winners.

Entro's Wayfinding for Calgary Airport
Entro’s Calgary Airport Wayfinding
03/01/2017

When Calgary Airport in Alberta, Canada, began planning a major expansion to include the addition of two new concourses with 24 new gates, they knew a smooth transition would require an expert team of wayfinding professionals.

The entrance to the Hyundai Card Music Library and Understage, featuring a mural by JR
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Categories Explained
01/25/2017

The SEGD Global Design Awards were launched in 1987 to demonstrate how design improves the quality of life for people everywhere by creating memorable experiences in places where we work, play, sho

Image from Texas Children's Hospital
Human-Focused Wayfinding Strategy at Texas Children's Hospital
08/30/2016

Lauded by the 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards jury as a "true example of a human-focused project," Formation's assessment of the existing conditions and user satisfaction with wayfinding at Texas Children's Hospital's established an alternative reading of the hospital's “sensory landscape”.

From "SEGD Core Competencies and Subsequent Implications for Professional Practice," 2014 Communication + Place
User Research, Interaction, and Experience Design in 2015 SEGD Academic Journal
11/09/2015

The 2015 issue of SEGD’s academic research journal Communication + Placecovers research on user engagement through signage design, an interdisciplinary approach to packaging design, the interplay between people and public art, and how EGD/XGD can activate small-town business districts.Communication + Place 2015 is available onlineand the 2016 Call for Papers has been issued.

Clearview by Donald S. Meeker and Richard Montalbano
A Clear View with Don Meeker, 2015 SEGD Fellow
08/18/2015

By anyone’s standards, the work of Don Meeker—activist and information designer—has touched the lives of more people than any other in his era.

Touch-Responsive Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired
Interactive Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired
11/12/2014

The Last Mile

For the blind and visually impaired, wayfinding in public places is getting easier thanks to new touch-responsive talking maps and models.

Jane Davis Doggett, Environmental Graphics Pioneer
01/27/2014

Jane Davis Doggett

40 Great Moments in Environmental Graphic Design
01/11/2014

40 Great Moments in EGD

From the Paris Metro to wayfinding apps, EGD continues to do what it has always done: connect people to place.

Urban Tales Typography Installation
01/03/2014

From Here to There

Massey University student Katie Bevin creates a typographic installation that combines ancient technology with new-age social networking.

Hablamos Juntos Universal Health Care Symbols
12/31/2013

"We Speak Together"

A groundbreaking research effort produces universal symbols for health-care settings—and underscores the value of evidence-based design.

Kent State University Wayfinding Research
12/18/2013

Rethinking the Campus

A Kent State University study questions some long-held assumptions about urban wayfinding.

Adam Greenfield
12/09/2013

Digital Mediator

In a world where computing is everywhere, Adam Greenfield is a voice of reason and a champion of the user experience.

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