Wayfinding News

Hunt Design Wayfinding in Tinseltown (image by Matt Givot Photography: sign with Hollywood sign in background)
04/19/2019

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City ID Publishes Paper on Holistic Approach to Airport Wayfinding (image: cover art)
04/09/2019

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City ID (Bristol) recently published a white paper entitled "Airport | Rethinking the Guest Experience: A Holistic Approach to Wayfinding," proposing Wayfinding as a service—putting the needs of guests first in the design of all elements that aid visitor understanding and experience of airport environments.

Brandculture Weaves Tales of the Raceway Inside Oran Park Library (image: signage)
03/25/2019

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BrandCulture recently unveiled raceway-inspired wayfinding designs at Oran Park Library that pay tribute to Oran Park Raceway’s spills and thrills.

Exploration and Whimsy at Calgary Library (image: Calgary Library signage)
03/08/2019

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The stunning new Calgary Central Library is an inspiring vision of what a public space can be. Designed by Snøhetta and DIALOG, the building welcomes, reflects and engages with its community.

Q&A with BrandCulture's Julian Frood on Innovating the Passenger Experience
12/31/2018

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Recently, experiential graphic design and communication firm, BrandCulture (Sydney) posted a Q&A with one of their designers, Julian Frood, about designing a better passenger experience for commuters.

2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury Announced
12/14/2018

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2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Opens for Entries
12/03/2018

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Awards to honor excellence in experiential graphic design connecting people to place

Jackie and Harold Spielman Children's Library
11/06/2018

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DLR Group Promotes Adam Wells to Principal
10/22/2018

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Waltzing Matilda Centre
10/09/2018

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APCO Launches DesignStudio 2
09/27/2018

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The Design, Culture & Experience Show with Anna Crider Sharp
09/04/2018

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OpenEye Global's Bryan Meszaros and Steven Picanza sat down with Anna Crider Sharp of Two Twelve on their podcast, DCX: the Design, Culture & Experience show.

Ultimate Symbol Works with Airport Innovation Accelerator on New Rideshare Icon
08/15/2018

Passengers are increasingly opting for use of rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, over traditional transportation options to travel to and from airports around the world, yet consistency is

Sutherland Hospital Wayfinding
08/13/2018

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Anyone who has ever raced to an Emergency Department, can appreciate the importance of clear, legible signage within hospital environments.

07/09/2018

Last year, Standards Australia released a Draft for Public Comment of "DR AS 1428.4.2:2018, Design for Access and Mobility, Part 4.2: Means to Assist the Orientation of People with Vision Impairmen

Join us at the 2018 SEGD Wayfinding and Placemaking event in Los Angeles
06/04/2018

LOS ANGELES—Wayfinding and placemaking design continue to be the heart of experiential graphic design practice worldwide.

Endpoint Celebrates Another Award-winning Year
06/04/2018

Endpoint is proud to announce that their international wayfinding teams have scooped up two top industry awards—including a much-coveted Gold Transform Award for wayfinding strategy, creative desig

macquarie university
05/29/2018

Moving around campus is now a very different experience. Instead of locating buildings using confusing acronyms like E7A, the firm helped Macquarie introduce addresses like University Avenue and Wally’s Walk to facilitate navigation.

Mactac StreetTRAX
05/24/2018

StreetTRAX™ is a print-and-apply outdoor floor graphic media that delivers sharp images and is inherently slip resistant, with no laminate needed.

Midtown 21
05/22/2018

Michael Courtney Design (Seattle) designed building identification, interior graphics and wayfinding elements for the new 21-story Midtown 21 in Seattle.

National Arts Centre's Sesquicentennial Expansion
05/14/2018

The National Arts Centre has been a cultural destination in the heart of Ottawa for the past half-century.

Trail Signage for the Gwynns Falls Trail
05/07/2018

The City of Baltimore needed better identification for its robust network of hiking and bike trails.

ArtHouse Design at ENT Center for the Arts
04/24/2018

The Ent Center for the Arts at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Campus is a brand-new state-of-the-art performing and visual arts educational building overlooking downtown Colorado Spri

"The Real Cost of Lost Patients"
04/01/2018

22 Miles recently released a whitepaper entitled "The Real Cost of Lost Patients," that discusses the role of digital signage and wayfinding as a counter to lost staff time and the hundreds of thou

Unified Pedestrian Wayfinding for Ottawa-Gatineau
03/31/2018

In 2017, Ottawa Tourism enlisted Entro to conduct research to assess the feasibility for a unified pedestrian wayfinding system in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital facility branded environment design by Kolar Design, photo by Joe Harrison, JH Photo.
02/26/2018

Recently, researcher and author Leslie Wolke of MapWell Studio completed a report entitled "Wayfinding Management: Models & Methods in Healthcare Environments" through a grant from the Sign Res

Cloud Gehshan to Design Patient-Focused Wayfinding for New Penn Medicine Pavilion
02/21/2018

Penn Medicine’s New Patient Pavilion will be an advanced clinical facility with 500 beds, an emergency department and 50 operating and procedure rooms.

SignAgent Inc. announces the launch of SignAgent
01/25/2018

SignAgent Inc. announces the launch of SignAgent™, a new all-in-one cloud-based wayfinding and project management platform. SignAgent allows for easy surveying, planning, programming and maintenance of signage and can automatically create fabrication-ready vector artwork right from the system.

Enhancing Airport Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities
01/09/2018

As part of its mission to develop near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators, Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) officials selected GS&P to develop a guidebo

Hunt Design for the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden
12/31/2017

To help the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden tell the important story of water conservation, Hunt Design recently created the Crescent Farm display.

2018 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury Announced
12/07/2017

Christina Lyons of the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York) leads the multidisciplinary team of acclaimed designers.

Whybrow at UAL
12/02/2017

As part of their on-going work, creative agency Johnson Banks brought in Whybrow Wayfinding to help develop a wayfinding scheme for Camberwell College of Arts, which is part of UAL (University of the Arts London).

2018 SEGD Global Design Awards Set to Open for Entries on Dec. 1
11/27/2017

The 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, will officially open for entries on December 1, 2017.

PAM's Stephen Minning Speaks at Access 2017
11/13/2017

Creating spaces for inclusivity and accessibility has fast become a priority for experiential designers; with 2017 bringing a close to a year’s worth of progress, the question everyone is asking is, "Are we there yet?" At Access 2017 in Brisbane, wayfinding professionals from across Australia came together to discuss this topic.

Via Collective's Katie Osborn to Talk Wayfinding at Greenbuild
11/03/2017

Katie Osborn of Via Collective (New York) will participate in the 2017 Greenbuild Education Program, Trending Strategies for Universal Design on Wednesday, November 8.

Airspace and The Breeze
10/12/2017

Airspace (New York) is excited to announce their new adaptive reuse project in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn set to open in Summer 2018.

Cloud Gehshan Interpreting One of Wright's Finest Achievements
10/06/2017

Cloud Gehshan is delighted to be signing the Darwin Martin House—one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most significant residential commissions.

ArtHouse Brands 1401 Lawrence
10/04/2017

ArtHouse Design recently completed a wayfinding and placemaking project at 1401 Lawrence, one of Denver’s newest Class AA premiere office buildings, rising to 21 stories and overlooking historic Larimer Square.

Congratulations to Infinite Scales three partners: Amy Lukas, Cameron Smith and Molly Mazollini
09/15/2017

It all started in 2002 after designing the Winter Olympics Games. It was one of those, "well that was fun, but what do we do now?" moments.

Idaho Falls Signage (image courtesy of City of Idaho Falls)
09/05/2017

The city of Idaho Falls’ wayfinding project started in 2013 with an idea for better signs at the Idaho Falls Zoo. Since then, the program has expanded to include monuments, a network of signs near key trails and roadways as well as a thorough city rebranding.

Paul Hastings, Gensler Brand Design
08/25/2017

Eager to create an innovative new space in New York to support the firm’s next generation, Paul Hastings engaged Gensler to plan and design a progressive new workplace that celebrates the firm’s di

EAMS Surpasses 100,000 Managed Signs
08/11/2017

Recently, EAMS (Environmental Asset Management System) surpassed 100,000 surveyed and managed signs, spread across nearly 4,000 plans and over 20 million square feet, making it one of the most quic

06/26/2017

BOSTON— Transportation, urban and campus environments are complex spaces, which have an increasing need for innovative signage and wayfinding solutions employing best practices and the lat

Jessica Schrader, C&VE (New York)
06/21/2017

Jessica Schrader has been promoted to Senior Project Manager at C&VE (New York).

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards!
06/13/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Winning projects in the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards were announced on June 10 at the

UTS wayfinding
05/08/2017

Pam is a cloud-based platform for managing signs to create smarter spaces for people, transforming the way academics and students find their way around university campuses around the world, beginning with University of Technology Sydney.

Campus One by Entro
04/26/2017

CampusOne is an exciting new 890-bed student residence on College Street and Spadina Avenue at the University of Toronto. Located across the street from UofT’s main campus, the residence is steps from many Toronto destinations and offers five-star amenities, furnished suites, a dining program for students and on-site security.

Second Avenue Subway
04/24/2017

Amid stunning architecture and impressive works of public art riders easily find their way thanks to the fully integrated signage and wayfinding system designed by Calori & Vanden-Eynden. The sign program reinforces and extends the MTA’s branded Subway graphics system.

Nevada Museum of Art
04/20/2017

The Nevada Museum of Art, the state’s largest art museum, now features a colorful wayfinding program and donor recognition wall by Hunt Design.

District Burlington Entrance Identification
04/16/2017

The District Burlington is a 13 building, 54-acre office complex in Burlington, Massachusetts, outside of Boston and part of the Route 128 high-tech corridor.

Photo of Stephen Minning, Pam
03/28/2017

Stephen Minning—Managing Director of BrandCulture, Director of PAM and SEGD Board Member—has been selected for elevate61, an accelerator program to help companies fast track their growth into the United States.

CIVIQ to Transform San Antonio
03/02/2017

Bexar County Commissioners recently announced a new pilot program to bring state-of-the-art urban technology to the urban center of Bexar County, Texas, putting the community at the forefront of sm

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02/22/2017

Whybrow Wayfinding and creative partners Atelier Works have been shortlisted in this year’s Transform Awards Europe.

C&VE Parkade on 8th Philadelphia
02/02/2017

Working with a design team headed by architects WRT Design (Philadelphia) and a very limited budget, C&VE helped transform the under-whelming parking structure into one of Philadelphia’s m

Alley Over Logo
01/31/2017

Recently Thinking Caps Design placed 2nd in a design competition held by an Arizona chapter of AIA (American Institute of Architects). 

Calgary Airport Signage and Wayfinding
01/26/2017

Designed by architecture firm Dialog, The Calgary Airport Authority’s International Facilities Project adds two new concourses (D and E) and 24 additional gates to support the growing number of U.S

280 Park Avenue Exterior Identification
01/20/2017

Originally designed by Emery Roth & Sons in 1961, 280 Park Avenue is one of midtown Manhattan’s premier corporate addresses.

ennead by unified field
12/09/2016

The app provides a snapshot of the law school at any given moment and aggregates that data to provide a portrait over time. Users choose personal keywords as a part of their profiles, and they are encouraged to add keywords to their private groups and events.

2017 SEGD Design Awards Jury
12/08/2016

Paul McConnell of Intersection (New York) heads the acclaimed multidisciplinary design task force.

MCP UAE by arthouse
11/29/2016

The country's rich history inspired the firm to create culturally responsive designs including a comprehensive, bilingual wayfinding and signage program for the park that represents the local culture, landscape and wildlife, from the dress code and red crescent emblem to the Hajar Mountains and date palm.

2017 SEGD Global Design Awards
11/22/2016

Awards Program to Honor Design that Connects People to Place

Troy Block by Studio SC
11/15/2016

Taking cues from the historic facades of the two buildings formerly on the site, Studio SC organized the garage into two zones. The South area graphics feature curves with rounded letterforms and a diagonal pattern directly influenced by the Troy Laundry building’s classic herringbone brickwork. North area graphics are made up of horizontal lines and right angles, recalling the linear running bond masonry on the Boren Investment Warehouse exterior.

Buro North for Virgin
10/17/2016

To address the very narrow space of the check-in hall at Perth Airport, Büro North developed a staged delivery of information aligning to the steps passengers are required to complete through the check-in process. In addition, Büro North’s evidence-based wayfinding approach to the project reduced the number of signs planned for the project by approximately 30%.

entro for whitney
09/14/2016

Entro's under­stand­ing of the effect of color, typog­ra­phy and photog­ra­phy on human percep­tion allowed them to collab­o­rate with their clients to create sensory expe­ri­ences that enrich over­all percep­tion and engage­ment with the orga­ni­za­tional brand.

lance wyman designlogs page
09/02/2016

Since 1973, Lance Wyman has logged his daily output. Nothing is ever thrown away: everything is logged with meticulous care. All the pages of Lance's "designlogs" have been photographed, edited and made into a beautifully designed book, now available on Kickstarter.

rethink nyc by isley
08/10/2016

An ambitious, comprehensive plan to reimagine New York City-area public transit stands out with a simple, strong, and easily identifiable wordmark used in combination with the studio’s persuasive informational presentations, which are well considered, compelling and quite beautiful in their own right.

Buro North Smart Tactive Paving
08/03/2016

By utilizing existing infrastructure, Smart Tactile Paving keeps pedestrians using mobile phones safer by highlighting traffic messaging within their diminished field of vision.

Studio SC Weyerhauser
07/27/2016

Spanning the entire height of the building are a detailed botanical illustration of a Douglas fir tree and a Loblolly pine tree. Interpretive graphics feature scientific information about the tree based on its age at the corresponding height of the mural.

Zion wayfinding by Hunt
07/13/2016

Working with Zion National Park staff, the project included new signage in the neighboring town of Springdale, in Zion Canyon and throughout the visitor center. “We even helped name the shuttle routes, number the stops and rewrite the park’s radio message for drivers,” says Wayne Hunt, project manager for Hunt Design.

Westpac by Frost
06/24/2016

A Bronze at the LAUS awards went to Urbanite (part of the Frost* collective brand) for their design of signage, wayfinding, graphics and placemaking elements for Westpac's new 28-floor headquarters. Urbanite’s sophisticated design added to the space by creating large, innovative and mindful pieces of branded storytelling to increase staff engagement and allow the brand to resonate with subtlety.

Entro MNP Tower
06/22/2016

MNP Tower is an archi­tec­tural land­mark located in the busi­ness core of Vancouver’s harbour district. The tower is cele­brated for its clear water­front views and strik­ing crest-like form; Entro designed a sleek, pared-down wayfind­ing program to match this modern struc­ture.

Poulin + Morris wayfinding for Vassar
06/15/2016

Located in The Bridge building’s main entrance lobby of the Science Commons, a new donor recognition wall features vertical panels that align with the wooden slats of a 16-foot-long wall and display individual donor names.

Thain Family Forest map image
05/09/2016

The Thain Family Forest is still thriving in the Bronx. C&G Partners' map series begins with a depiction of forest within the dramatic terrain of the New York Botanic Garden; it then focuses on specific facets of the forest, from soil phases and dominant canopies to research infrastructure and hiking trails.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza wayfinding signage (Applied Wayfining and YiEUM Partners Consortium
04/25/2016

Applied Wayfinding (London) is a recipient of a 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the highest business accolade in the UK, in recognition of its outstanding achievements in international trade.

Donor Recognition at Vassar College (Poulin + Morris)
04/12/2016

Poulin + Morris (New York) developed the environmental graphics, donor recognition and wayfinding sign program for Vassar College's new Integrated Science Center.

Centennial College wayfinding (Entro)
03/30/2016

Entro (Toronto) developed new signage and wayfinding for the Story Arts Centre at Centen­nial College. The center is home to the college's School of Commu­ni­ca­tions, Media and Design.

Pacific City identity and wayfinding (RSM Design)
03/22/2016

RSM Design (San Clemente, Calif.) helped shape the name, identity and wayfinding and graphics program for Pacific City, a new retail experience across from the famed Huntington Beach pier.

Golisano Children's Hospital (EGD by ArtHouse Design)
03/09/2016

ArtHouse Design (Denver) developed the comprehensive environmental graphics, wayfinding, theming and donor signage design program for Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.

Westpac wayfinding and signage by Urbanite/Frost*
03/01/2016

Urbanite, the branded environments studio of Frost*Collective (Sydney), designed signage, wayfinding, graphics and placemaking elements for Westpac Group, an initial tenant in the new Barangaroo development on Sydney's foreshore.

Gorge Hub identity by Mayer/Reed
02/22/2016

Mayer/Reed (Portland, Ore.) designed the logo and style guide for the Gorge Hubs, a network of community-operated “rest stops” that provide hikers, bicyclists and recreationalists with amenities while they explore local experiences.

Westwood Village wayfinding by Hunt Design
02/18/2016

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) created a new wayfinding program for Westwood Village, the iconic Los Angeles entertainment and shopping district known for its historic theaters and other destinations.

Prudential headquarters, Newark, NJ
02/08/2016

Poulin + Morris (New York) created a comprehensive environmental graphics and wayfinding sign program for the Newark, N.J., headquarters of Prudential. Design Communications Ltd. was the project fabricator.

Digital displays by Nanov at Savannah Airport
01/28/2016

Nanov Display (Miami) is building digital display kiosks for departure gate corridors at Savannah Hilton Head International Airport.

Cloud Gehshan to Sign Temple Library
12/14/2015

Cloud Gehshan Associates (Philadelphia) will develop the signage and wayfinding program for Temple University's planned Snøhetta-designed library.

Forge Media + Design partners on HP wayfinding apps
12/08/2015

Forge Media + Design (Toronto) has been named a preferred partner for HP Enterprise's mobile wayfinding app program.

London College of Communication Wayfinding, Pentagram
12/08/2015

Pentagram developed the new wayfinding solution for the London College of Communication, one of the UK's most influential design colleges.

11/30/2015

Moss Retail & Environments (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) completed the graphic branding package for UI Labs, the Chicago-based research collaborative that brings universities and industries, nation

Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Peretsman Scully Hall
11/23/2015

Poulin + Morris (New York) developed the environmental graphics for Princeton University's recently inaugurated Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology complex.

11/23/2015

22Miles Digital Signage & Wayfinding (Milpitas, Calif.) introduced a 3D mapping tool that allows you to quickly turn any touchscreen display or kiosk into an interactive wayfinding solution.

11/09/2015

Alexander Isley Inc. (Redding, Conn.) refreshed the visual identity it originally created for Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture when it was founded in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., in 2004.

10/23/2015

MERJE (West Chester, Penn.) is leading the multi-disciplinary team developing an extensive wayfinding program for Atlanta's BeltLine.

10/20/2015

Entro (Toronto) developed the wayfinding and environmental graphics for Calgary's newest cultural landmark, the TELUS Spark science center.

Shopping City, Austria
10/19/2015

22 Miles (Milpitas, Calif.) provided the wayfinding software platform for the digital signage system at Shopping City mall near Vienna, Austria, which won a 2015 DIGI Award.

10/07/2015

505Design (Boulder, Charlotte, San Francisco) recently completed the design of a new interior and exterior wayfinding and identity signage program for Dadeland Mall in Miami.

Image of signage at One World Observatory
09/02/2015

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) recently completed planning and design work on a wayfinding signage project for the One World Observatory.

09/01/2015

Infinite Scale (Salt Lake City) created the branding and wayfinding system for Texas A&M’s newly redeveloped football stadium complex, opening to the public September 12.

Cornell University campus
08/26/2015

Cloud Gehshan Associates (Philadelphia) is working with Cornell University on a new wayfinding strategy for the 745-acre campus, the largest in the Ivy League.

Via Collective logo
07/26/2015

The Office of Katie Osborn (New York) has changed its name to Via Collective.

Thanks-Giving Square image
07/08/2015

Three days remain to fund a new signage system that will improve the visitor experience at this iconic destination designed by Philip Johnson and opened in 1977.

05/12/2015

Whybrown Wayfinding (London), working with architects Caruso St John and graphic designers Sara De Bondt studio, developed a new wayfinding scheme for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

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