Podcast | International Wayfinding in EGD: A History

Podcast Craig Berger


What you will learn

Part 1 of 4 in a series on ‘Wayfinding Beyond the Book’.

International Wayfinding has a 150 year old history that is very rich and fascinating. It closely parallels the rise of the Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, Modernity and the creation of complex buildings. 

This Podcast focuses on the history of International Wayfinding, including how the international graphic language was created, the advancement from architecture to graphics, the effects of the digital revolution and how maps became a source of debate and contention. Craig Berger focuses on four specific, yet critical topics within the history of EGD. He also discusses how reconciliation has taken place between local and international hosts, architecture, culture and experiential graphic design.

If you’re interested in the origins of International Wayfinding and the elements that made it what it is, then download this podcast!


  • Urban planning, colonial establishment and the modern city
  • An international language of wayfinding and how it was created

  • The rise of modern architecture

  • The map: The battle between the artificial and the real world

  • Reconciliation between native and international hosts


Questions Answered

  • All questions in this Podcast are created from the content


Course Materials 

  • 1 podcast, with accompanying PDF presentation.



  • Approximately 1 hr 15 mins.



  • Craig Berger


Presented on January 24, 2006

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