Leslie Wolke

Leslie Wolke Consulting and Writing

Leslie Wolke employs technology to address wayfinding and donor recognition needs. From wayfinding websites to interactive donor recognition systems, she has developed innovative solutions in collaboration with a number of large institutional clients. As Associate Principal and Owner at FD2S inc. from 2005-2009, she built interactive wayfinding tools for The Texas Medical Center, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

Leslie Wolke

2014 SEGD Board Member

Leslie Wolke is Founder and Principal of MapWell Studio, a consultancy and software firm specializing in wayfinding technology. For the last fifteen years, she has focused on strategy, design, and implementation of wayfinding tools—from apps and websites to touchscreens and management systems.

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Austin

Dialogue: The Next Generation of Storytelling: Connecting People to Place

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

Wayfinding Management—Models & Methods in Healthcare Environments

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital facility branded environment design by Kolar Design, photo by Joe Harrison, JH Photo.

Recently, researcher and author Leslie Wolke of MapWell Studio completed a report entitled "Wayfinding Management: Models & Methods in Healthcare Environments" through a grant from the Sign Research Foundation. The five-member project Advisory Team included SEGD members Teresa Cox of APCO Signs, Anna Crider-Sharp of Two Twelve and Steven Stamper of fd2s.

Wayfinding and Playfinding

Gallery One, Cleveland Museum of Art

SEGD member Jennifer Davis of Planar had an opportunity to spend some time with Leslie Wolke of Leslie Wolke Consulting in Austin, Texas and New York City.  Leslie is the co-founder of SEGD’s XLab annual conference and is an independent consultant specializing in wayfinding technologies.  Her clients include the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, New York University Langone Medical Center, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Jennifer asked her questions about her passionate work in wayfinding and a new trend that Leslie has identified called “playfinding.”

Digital Wayfinding

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Wayfinding Goes Digital

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.

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