Wayfinding can be defined as spatial problem solving. It is knowing where you are in a building or an environment, knowing where your desired location is, and knowing how to get there from your present location.
It’s a long story: a 98-year-long story, in fact. When the much-anticipated addition to the Q line of the New York City Subway initiated construction, Calori & Vanden-Eynden/Design Consultants began the highly-specialized work of wayfinding for the first new stations in nearly 30 years.
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We live in a technologically driven society. Much of the value created in business today is underpinned by advances in technology: The economy is driven by increases in productivity and those productivity gains are driven by advances in technology. Unless you live in a cave, it is hard to escape the effects of technological advancement.
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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 quickly growing surveying tools on the market. EAMS is an advanced, cloud-based application built specifically for the needs of the wayfinding industry. With this high-tech application, site surveyors and planners can easily register, label, and find existing signage, and ensure that each site plan is well-documented and fully complete.
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 latest technology. The SEGD Wayfinding event is poised to bring together a range of experts to tour, connect, discuss and discover over two days this August.
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