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 and placemaking design continue to be the heart of experiential graphic design practice worldwide (which is why the 2018 SEGD Wayfinding & Placemaking event, July 19–20 in Los Angeles,is such a key one to attend!). Scroll through the slideshow above to get a sneak peek of of the firms and projects that comprise the talks and tours (ie. what you could be a part of in just three short weeks!).
Thoughts and Opinions
How many times have you stood in front of a directory map, perhaps in a shopping mall or in a stressful environment such as a hospital, and you think to yourself, “Oh this is a terrible map!” but you couldn’t really pinpoint what exactly were the attributes of the map that make it so terrible?
The Buzz: Wayfinding Web Links
SEGD Wayfinding Podcasts
Last year, Standards Australia released a Draft for Public Comment of "DR AS 1428.4.2:2018, Design for Access and Mobility, Part 4.2: Means to Assist the Orientation of People with Vision Impairment—Wayfinding Signs." Many in the wayfinding community collaborated on a joint response to the draft and a revision has recently been released for further comment.
According to Sydney Chapter Chairs, Nick Bannikoff and Carlo Giannasca, the main points are as follows:
Wayfinding EGD Events
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Business of Design
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