Donald Meeker

Design and Planning for Parks, Heritage and Visitor Facilities

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What you will learn:
This workshop focused on a technical approach to information design and wayfinding for these places, as well as competencies that can be used to develop these projects.

Topics:
This workshop was targeted at urban planners, city and park officials, designers, fabricators, and clients in non-profit institutions with a strong interest in identity, wayfinding, and the development of sign systems.

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Donald Meeker

2015 SEGD Fellow

Donald Meeker grew up in Oregon and was greatly influenced by the state’s diverse landscape, its strong conservation ethic, and public design initiatives that in the 1950s and early 60s were progressive in their time. Although a New Yorker for 35 years, that influence and ethic has guided his way of thinking. In his 30-year career as a graphic designer, he has worked for a variety of clients ranging from paper companies and hedge funds to national parks and historic sites. His work on public projects for parks and natural areas touch millions of visitors a year.

Donald Meeker, Meeker & Associates, New York, SEGD 2015 Fellow
Don Meeker's Clearview Typeface for Highway Signage.
Meeker & Associates, Inc.
New York

The NPS UniGuide Program

Honor Award
The NPS UniGuide Program, National Park Service, Meeker & Associates

Although the National Park Service (NPS) greets nearly 300 million visitors a year at its 390 parks, monuments, and historic sites, their standards for signing (developed in 1966) were limited to motorist guide signs and simple identification panels. Based on eight prototypes developed for parks including Yosemite and Grand Canyon, and surveys of over 150 other parks, the design team developed a customer-oriented managed system for visitor communications in national parks.

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