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Wayfinding?

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.

Wayfinding Articles

A Read for Speed—Oran Park Library (image: front of library building)
A Read for Speed—Oran Park Library

Read Time: 5.5 minutes

In southwestern Sydney, a new library has been built on the site of former motorsports raceway, Oran Park, where BrandCulture (Sydney) drove the project toward a bold graphic direction.

Compliant and Consistent—BIA.studios Creates Tools for MTA (image: people at train station)
Compliant and Consistent—BIA.studio Creates Tools for MBTA
 20 Questions with Lance Wyman, "Navigating Life" (image: portrait of Lance Wyman)
20 Questions with Lance Wyman, "Navigating Life"

Thoughts and Opinions

What is Wayfinding? Part 4—What's Next in Wayfinding? (image: person holding ipad)
What is Wayfinding? Part 4—What's Next in Wayfinding?

Read Time: 4 minutes

Although we are seeing great strides in the application of technology to wayfinding, it is clear today that there is much room for expansion and improvement in this field.

What is Wayfinding? Part 3—More than Just Signage, by RSM Design (image: shopping center)
What is Wayfinding? Part 3—More than Just Signage
What is Wayfinding? Part 2—The City as a Model (Image of Map)
What is Wayfinding? Part 2—The City as a Model

Explore SEGD Award Winners

Here to There
Here to There
Tapestry in King's Cross
Tapestry in King's Cross
Silesia Museum Wayfinding
Silesia Museum Wayfinding
The New San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Identity and Placemaking
SFMOMA: Identity and Placemaking

SEGD Talks - Wayfinding videos

 Panel Dialogue - Connecting People to Place
Panel Dialogue - Connecting People to Place
David Gibson - Lost and Found
David Gibson - Lost and Found

Wayfinding Best Practice

Wayfinding Academic Research

Wayfinding EGD Firms

SEGD Wayfinding Podcasts

The ideal way to learn from your desk. These courses consist of podcast recordings of webinar and workshop materials delivered by the top professionals in EGD in the SEGD community.
$10 for individual Podcasts and $30 for the Podcast collections (best value) for members. Click for content details.

Enhancing Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities
2016 Webinar | Digital Directory
Webinar 2015 | Budgeting 101

SEGD Toolbox

Link to the SEGD Toolbox for Members only

Wayfinding News

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

Read Time: <1 minute

After two-plus years of planning, design, approvals and construction, the Hunt-designed Hollywood wayfinding project is complete. From the Hollywood Bowl to Sunset and Vine, the 78-sign project includes vehicular, pedestrian and identity elements to unite the many eclectic Hollywood destinations.

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

Read Time: <1 minute

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.

Wayfinding EGD Events

Join us at the 2018 SEGD Wayfinding and Placemaking event in Los Angeles
2019 SEGD Academic Summit Austin Banner