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Scroll through the slideshow above to see the top 20 wayfinding moments of the 21st century.

It’s the ultimate unsung hero of public spaces: when it works, you never know it’s there. Wayfinding may not always be considered sexy, but it has evolved into a highly integrated, user-focused, and increasingly technology-driven discipline with huge social and economic implications for cities, hospitals, and other public spaces. Here is a list of the top 20 wayfinding moments of the 21st century—members log-in and make your suggestions!

Transportation Articles

SEGD Wayfinding Event, April 14-15, at Miami Intl Airport
Planning and Designing an International Gateway [at SEGD's 2016 Wayfinding Event]

With the goal of improving the customer experience for its 40 million annual passengers, Miami International Airport has recently completed wayfinding packages for its North, Central and South Terminals using standards developed by Labozan Associates. The key challenge of the program was to reduce signage to reduce clutter--without compromising wayfinding ease. MIA is the site of SEGD's 2016 Wayfinding Event April 14-15 and this is your chance to tour the airport and learn from the challenges of planning and designing this international gateway!

Transport for NSW Wayfinding (Dotdash)
Multi-Modal Wayfinding in New South Wales
SEGD Wayfinding Event, April 14-15, 2016
Your Map to SEGD’s 2016 Wayfinding Event [April 14-15 in Miami]

Thoughts and Opinions

Image: Openeye Global
The Digital Directory Experience + Airport Retail—Enabling Engagement

Wayfinding, be it traditional or digital, is so 2010. We get it. Show us how to get from point A to point B via mobile device in literally five text messages. Tell me where the bathrooms are and yes, perhaps I may even like to send those directions to my mobile as well – although our recent work in this space actually tells us something quite different. Initially, digital wayfinding was a one-to-one interactive experience. Users searched a destination and were provided directions to get there.

Clearview on U.S. highway signs
States, Highway Officials Push Back on Clearview Turnaround
Massimo Vignelli, the NYC Subway and the Map
Massimo Vignelli, the New York Subway and the Map: Our Gift to You

Explore SEGD Award Winners

Wayfinding for Moscow
Wayfinding for Moscow
Delft Station Ceiling
Delft Station Ceiling
Randen Arashiyama Station
Randen Arashiyama Station
REACH Design Guideline for SFO
REACH Design Guideline for SFO

SEGD Talks - Transportation videos

Richard Garcia - Planning and Designing for an International Gateway
Richard Garcia & Joseph Labozan Dialogue: Planning and Designing for an International Gateway

Transportation Academic Research

The Sustainable Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Graphic Design
From Signs to Minds: Wayfinding Design and Mental Maps

Transportation Firms

SEGD Transportation Courses

The ideal way to learn from your desk. These courses consist of webinar and workshop materials delivered by SEGD.
$50 for individual courses and $200 for the course packs (best value) for members. Click for content details.

Signage and Wayfinding for Airports and Other Transportation Systems
EGD in Transportation, Train Stations, Airports, Transit Hubs, and Mass Transit Systems

Transportation News

LHSA+DP JetBlue Junior Playspace
LHSA+DP JetBlue Junior

LHSA+DP recently completed a new aviation-themed interactive playspace for JjetBlue airlines. The interactive play space at JFK’s Terminal 5 is designed to delight and educate children from age 2 to 12 with hands-on and digital activities, keeping them engaged and entertained while waiting to board their flights.

Calgary Airport Signage and Wayfinding
Entro Transforms Calgary International Airport

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. and international flights offered by YYC Calgary International Airport. With an area of 2 million sq ft., the new international terminal will also help position Calgary’s airport as a major connecting hub for Western Canada.