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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

Clean, Classic, Compelling—Wayfinding New York's Roosevelt Island
Clean, Classic, Compelling—Wayfinding New York's Roosevelt Island

Read Time: 7.5 minutes

Entro | CVEDesign (New York) joined forces with The Hudson Companies, Inc., the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation and the local community to provide an enduring wayfinding and placemaking solution for the area’s growing population.

The Best Content of 2018
The Best Content of 2018
Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute
Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute

Thoughts and Opinions

What is Wayfinding? Part 2—The City as a Model (Image of Map)
What is Wayfinding? Part 2—The City as a Model

Read Time: 3.5 minutes

In the 1960s, an educator and urban planner named Kevin Lynch first used the term “wayfinding” in his book “The Image of the City" and, while this model is organized around the context and features of a city, it can be applied to most built environments—for example, a shopping mall also has paths, edges, districts, nodes and landmarks.

Wayne Hunt's "Waynefinding"
Wayfinding for Skiers
What is Wayfinding? Part 1
What is Wayfinding? Part 1—It's All About Human Needs

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

2017 Wayfinding - Stephen Minning
Stephen Minning - Innovating the Passenger Experience
 2017 Wayfinding Boston - Dialogue
2017 Wayfinding Boston - Dialogue

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

Q&A with BrandCulture's Julian Frood on Innovating the Passenger Experience
Q&A with BrandCulture's Julian Frood on Innovating the Passenger Experience

Read Time: <1 minute

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.

Jackie and Harold Spielman Children's Library
Jackie and Harold Spielman Children's Library

Read Time: 1 minute

Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership recently completed interpretive planning, interior architectural design, exhibit and graphic design services for the renovation of the Jackie and Harold Spielman Children’s Library, at Port Washington Public Library (Port Washington, N.Y.).

Wayfinding EGD Events

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