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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!

Wayfinding Articles

Muzeiko Children's Museum
“Little Museum,” Big Collaboration—Muzeiko Children’s Museum

An ambitious client in far-away Bulgaria was seeking a first-of-its-kind children’s museum and in response, Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership, a movie studio, an indoor rock gym manufacturer and a large group of scientists (among many others) came together to build it.

Poulin + Morris Revitalize Cornell Communications
Poulin + Morris Revitalize Cornell Communications
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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.

Who Needs Signs Blog
Who Needs Signs?
Clearview in Pennsylvania
FHWA Stands by Clearview Decision for Highway Signs, but Clarifies its Use for Community Wayfinding

Explore SEGD Award Winners

Whitney Museum of American Art Wayfinding
Whitney Museum of American Art Wayfinding
WalkNYC Pedestrian Wayfinding
WalkNYC Pedestrian Wayfinding
Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Wayfinding for Moscow
Wayfinding for Moscow

SEGD Talks - Wayfinding videos

Joe Lawton & Ellen Bean Spurlock - Defining Spaces for All Ages : Workplace Wayfinding
Despina Macris - Championing the Value of Design

Wayfinding Academic Research

Wayfinding Firms

SEGD Wayfinding 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.

2017 SEGD Xplorer

Wayfinding News

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Unified Field Creates App for ASU's Law School

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
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury Announced

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

WASHINGTON, DC—Paul McConnell,Design Director at Intersection (New York), a technology, experience design and innovation firm, will serve as Jury Chair for the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards. He leads a team of eight celebrated designers practicing in a range of disciplines from wayfinding to interactive experiences.

Wayfinding Events

2017 SEGD Wayfinding