2015 Wayfinding

Interconnect with City ID

Interconnect Birmingham

User-centered information systems can improve the journey experience.

The way people are able to move around a city directly impacts their everyday experiences of it. And making the city more legible and easier to navigate can create major social, environmental, and economic benefits. That's the central concept behind City ID’s work on a new urban information system for Birmingham, UK, and other cities around the world.

Top 20 Wayfinding Designs since 2000

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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!

What Next for Legible Cities?

Tim Fendley at SEGD Wayfinding Workshop April 23

The Future of Navigation in Smart Cities

Tim Fendley,founder of Applied and chief designer of Legible London,predicts that navigation in city centers will change dramatically in the next 10 years, with place branding, urban planning, and technology as key drivers. He'll join other world-renowned wayfinding experts at the SEGD Wayfinding WorkshopApril 23 in San Francisco. Do you need to be in touch with the future of wayfinding? Find yourself there; register now!

Unlost and Found - Wayfinding as Brand

Unlost and Found - Wayfinding as Brand

Creating Value for Smart Cities

Savannah, Georgia, knows that wayfinding is more than just helping people not get lost. It’s also about reinforcing a sense of place and connecting visitors with the city’s unique collection of assets. But how does wayfinding work when there is no existing “sense of place,” such as in rural North Carolina? MERJE principal John Bosiosays wayfinding can drive identity, shape place, and build brand value. He’ll share his perspective April 23 at the SEGD Wayfinding Workshopin San Francisco. Find him there!

David Figueroa

David Figueroa has worked internationally with GIS mapping and design for 30 years, in a variety of public and private organizations – around 20 years just in Sweden – and has advised many organizations in digital mapping implementation and policies. Since 2000 his primary focus has been the application of cartography to Urban Realm and Public Transport information developing some of the world’s leading examples of sustainable data-driven mapping for intermodal information systems.

Photograph of David Figueroa, DCR Design
San Luis Obispo, CA

David Gillam

David Gillam is a Principal Designer at City ID. Since joining in 2007, David has worked on a variety of citywide and regional projects including Southampton Legible City, Bath Public Realm and Movement Strategy, a Legible London pilot scheme and the London 2012 Olympic Park wayfinding strategy. Most recently, David has been leading the design development of WalkNYC with PentaCityGroup in New York City and the system design of Interconnect West Midlands in the UK. City ID develop unique design, information and wayfinding solutions to integrate people, movement and places.

Photograph of David Gillam, CityID
City ID
New York, NY

Meet the Wayfinders

Tim Fendley, Applied Wayfinding

World’s experts lead workshop April 23 in San Francisco.

The chief designer of Legible London, information designers from City ID, and experts from MERJE, Kate Keating Associates, Hunt Design, and Studio SC will lead the SEGD Wayfinding Workshop April 23 in San Francisco. You’ll find the state-of-the-art in wayfinding—from placemaking and visitor impact to open data and living maps. Seats are limited; register today!

SEGD Workshop April 23: Wayfinding in the Smart City

SAN FRANCISCO— (March 4, 2015) In the age of Big Data and Smart Cities, how will signage and wayfinding hook into connected systems that help users navigate cities, campuses, and other complex environments?

SEGD’s Wayfinding Workshop—April 23 in San Francisco—is intended for designers, technology integrators, city and university officials, and makers involved in creating signage and wayfinding systems for complex built environments.

The workshop will address the hottest topics facing wayfinding design today, including:

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