London

Stockwell Park Estate Signage and Wayfinding

No Place Like Home

Hat-Trick Design’s wayfinding system celebrates the rich cultural mix in one of London’s inner-city social housing estates.

London’s inner-city social housing estates may unfortunately be best known for the gang violence and other crime that have plagued them in recent decades. But to those who live there, the estates are more than just headline news. They’re home.

Jonathan Mugmon

An experienced senior planner, Jonathan Mugmon has over sixteen years of experience in the development of wayfinding systems, interpretive planning and environmental graphics.

Jonathan Mugmon received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Graphic Design and a Master of Fine Arts and Graphic Design. Jonathan returned to his alma mater, in Florida, as an Associate Professor to share his wealth of knowledge of design.

Jonathan Mugmon
Applied Information Group
London

Projection Mapping

Performance Architecture

Using landmark spaces as digital canvas, projection mapping is trompe l'oeil on a gigantic, pulsating scale. Where will it take us next?

Call it projection mapping, pixel mapping, video mapping, or even architecturally registered mapping. It’s known by all those names and more. But the new media format that has been the toast of YouTube—and live audiences worldwide—has broken a major visual barrier and is poised to knock down more walls.

Legible London

Walk This Way

London’s prototype wayfinding system aims to simplify a complex city and encourage walking.

With London’s numerous neighborhoods and boroughs, unplanned maze of streets, and dense road traffic, it’s not easy for pedestrians to find their way around. A 2001 London Area Transport Survey found that one in seven Londoners had trouble navigating the city on foot, and one in four feared getting lost. That’s to say nothing of the 27 million annual visitors, many discovering the city for the first time.

Virgin Atlantic Terminal at Heathrow Airport

Virgin Territory

One of Britain’s biggest brands turned to museum wayfinding to improve its airline customers’ experience at Heathrow Airport.

The airline created by Richard Branson has made an art form out of its cheeky brand. But when it came to making sure that passengers traveling out of its refurbished Heathrow Airport terminal had the best experience possible, Virgin Atlantic Airways knew branding wasn’t enough.

It was a museum that helped the airline see the light.

Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired

Visually Impaired Research, RCA

The Sound of North

A Royal College of Art researcher harnesses digital technology to provide wayfinding solutions for the visually impaired.

New technologies such as RFID tags, Quick Response codes, and Wi-fi routers are dramatically altering wayfinding solutions for the sighted, but digital wayfinding tools for the visually impaired have been slower to develop.

David Sweeney, a research associate with London’s Royal College of Art, is changing all that.

Interactive Architecture

Beijing Aquatic Center

Interactive Architecture

In the age of knowledge, architecture is the storyteller.

The year was 1969. In what he called an “Unwarranted Apology” for the discipline, architectural theorist Reyner Banham argued that while technological advances have often dictated innovation, architecture has often been late to adapt. His revelation, so obvious today by 21st century standards, was that mechanical engineering and architectural design cannot be separated.

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