Rajkishori Desai is a multi-disciplinary designer who has formal education in the fields of architecture, interior design, and communications design. Through her past work in multiple multi-disciplinary design firms, Rajkishori Desai has explored the medley of varied work typologies including architecture, interiors, furniture design, placemaking, wayfinding, graphic design, print design, and other explorations in the world of creative design.
From touchscreens to handheld devices, the future of digital wayfinding is in your hands.
Long considered the flashy stepsister of traditional signage, digital signage has generally been known for its chameleon-like ability to convey multiple messages, loop promotions, or display ambient imagery. Think Times Square, highway billboards, and retail marketing. But although it can be big, bright, and bold, it’s had trouble getting outside the box.
This installation is half-inch thick, highly polished, etched and carved domestic crystal. The designer was inspired by the aesthetically intriguing horizontal graph and chart presentations that the Genome Project researchers have developed to map the human genome.
The consultant began the project with an in-depth analysis of the needs of patients, visitors, and the staff that serve them. The understanding cultivated during this intense analysis phase led to the development of a strategy that called for the creation of a unified and highly recognizable system to address the needs of users at every possible point of contact.
With more than 40 member institutions located on a densely developed 800-acre site, the Texas Medical Center is the world’s largest medical center. And with more than 12 miles of streets and roadways—and approximately 43,000 parking spaces in dozens of parking garages and surface lots—it presents some significant wayfinding challenges.
Over the past several years, local environmentalists have worked hard to save Japhet Creek, part of the Buffalo Bayou waterway system that is Houston, Texas’ most significant natural resource. Japhet Creek had become a dumping ground, littered with tires, trash, plastic bottles, and rubble.
Univ of Houston Studio Collaboration-School of Art, Graphic Communications Program, Gerald D. Hines College of Arch