Mapping

The Future Of Mapping, According To The Creators Of Google Earth

John Hanke and Brian McClendon think mapping is vital to self-driving cars and augmented reality.

A Mapping Interface That Saves Lives

MapSwipe’s clever design encourages users to map remote locations, helping aid workers find people during humanitarian crises.

Peter Bain, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Peter Bain

Peter Bain is a designer working from a deep background in the application of typography to solve design challenges. His experience includes environmental graphic design, brand identity, custom letterforms, books and publications, advertising, and marketing communications. He has worked across a wide range of sectors, from financial services to sports marketing, and from academic and cultural organizations to pharmaceuticals and real estate.

The Race to Map the World in 3D

Creating 3D maps of all city streetscapes is paramount to the future of self-driving cars. While we’re at it, can it also be helpful for cities?

New York Today—Color Coding the Subway

Imagine if New York’s subway map had only three colors.

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Paula Scher Featured in "Abstract" Series on Netflix

Pentagram’s Paula Scher is featured in the new documentary series “Abstract: The Art of Design,” now streaming on Netflix. The show explores the lives and ideas of leading figures in design and architecture, with each episode focusing on a single creator and their practice. Scher’s entry, directed by the noted documentary filmmaker Richard Press (“Bill Cunningham New York”), looks at the influence New York City has had on the designer’s work, her lifelong love of typography, and the map paintings she creates alongside her client projects.

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Inspiring Community via Connectivity—Thinking Caps Design in Phoenix

Recently Thinking Caps Design placed 2nd in a design competition held by an Arizona chapter of AIA (American Institute of Architects). 

Intersection

Reimagining human interactions, connectivity, and advertising.
We are technologists, media experts, engineers, designers, and strategists working together to create value for citizens, governments, and brands and improve life in cities around the globe. Our teams find new avenues to connect the digital and physical worlds to make our experiences more connected, more seamless, and more human.

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Alexander Isley Designs Identity and More for ReThinkNYC

An ambitious, comprehensive plan to reimagine New York City-area public transit stands out with a simple, strong, and easily identifiable wordmark used in combination with the studio’s persuasive informational presentations, which are well considered, compelling and quite beautiful in their own right.

Richard Simon, Applied Wayfinding
Richard Simón

As partner at Applied, Richard Simón leads the urban and transport planning work for wayfinding systems in cities including London, New York, Vancouver, Glasgow, Leeds, Brighton and Ipswich, ensuring consistent methodologies for naming, placement, routes and modal integration, and playing an important part in designing and conducting consultations with stakeholders and local communities.

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Meeker and Associates

Meeker & Associates was founded in 1985 by Donald Meeker. Although trained in design and fine arts, Meeker’s approach to design has been shaped by his experience as a community planner, his love of the outdoors, his work in public and corporate environmental graphic design with Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn, and his father’s influence as a structural engineer.

Art of Context

Art of context specializes in interactive solutions across multiple channels including web, mobile and digital signage. For almost seventeen years, we’ve teamed with designers to bring their visions to life in delivery channels on the cutting edge of technology. Our clients rely on us to shepherd them through the development and deployment process to serve their customers’ needs.

Ben Acornley

Ben Acornley is a Partner and Creative Director at Applied, and has overseen the detailed development and delivery of the Legible London prototype on Bond Street as well as the system development during the pilot phase. Ben always places the end user at the heart of development, combining usability with obsessive attention to detail to achieve the right balance in maps, forms and publications. He oversaw the design of the Legible London Yellow Book, and the Visual Design Standards Manual, that set the benchmark for a city wayfinding design.

Massimo Vignelli, the NYC Subway and the Map
Massimo Vignelli, the New York Subway and the Map: Our Gift to You

We recently discovered a treasure in the SEGD Archives: a recording of a 2004 SEGD teleconference presentation by Massimo Vignelli, FSEGD (1931-2014), on the design of his controversial New York subway map.

Not only is hearing Massimo's voice a treat, but he shares the basic concept of his New York Subway map design, its evolution and why he insisted on abstraction in spite of criticism. In the face of incredible complexity, he says, "We sifted out all the information which was not necessary."

SEGD's Best of the Best Content in 2015
Best of the Best SEGD Content in 2015

So much great content, so little time! At SEGD, we’ve created more than 500 new articles in 2015 alone. To save you some time, we compiled a greatest-hits list of the top 20 articles, presentations and videos from SEGD events, the website and eg magazine. Enjoy the SEGD year in review!

Sasaki Associates

Sasaki Associates diverse professionals, collaborative approach, and inspired solutions create value.

Collaboration is one of today's biggest buzzwords—but at Sasaki, it's at the core of what we do.

Navigation: Digital Mapping + Mobile Apps

Presented December 11, 2014

Destinations, places, and spaces. Today, there is a mobile application or digital mapping for any type of experience, from your local retailer to arts complexes and international airports.

22MILES

22MILES is a Silicon Valley based company offering you the world’s best digital signage and wayfinding  software platform. Off-the-shelf ready, Publisher Pro™ provides your creative department a comprehensive design and management platform that allows DESIGNERS to easily create, schedule and manage digital signage content for static or touchscreen displays, 3D wayfinding, self-servce kiosks, large format video walls and room boards.

Michael Courtney
Michael Courtney

Michael Courtney is Principal-in-Charge and Creative Director of Michael Courtney Design, Seattle.

Katie Osborn

Katie Osborn is the Founder, Principal, and Wayfinding Strategist for Via Collective, formerly The Office of Katie Osborn.

Kim Norberg

Kim Norberg is a senior designer at AECOM Buildings + Places.

Kim Norberg is a seasoned design professional who has extensive experience in the development of information systems. She combines her understanding of architecture and the built environment with her signage and wayfinding expertise when developing comprehensive graphic standards manuals, master plan documents, details, elevations, sign face layouts, directory maps, applied graphics and more.

Assam Michel Daoud, Arium Design, Montreal, CA
Assam Michel Daoud

Assam Michel Daoud is President - Safety and visual communications, ARIUM.

Assam Michel Daoud is the Project Manager, Senior Advisor, and founding member at ARIUM, a Montreal-based design firm formed in 2003.

Applied Maps Vancouver Pedestrian Signage

Applied Wayfinding designed the new pedestrian wayfinding signage system for Vancouver, B.C.

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Tim Fendley

Tim Fendley is Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Living Map, the digital platform that transforms people’s experiences of the world’s most complex places.

His passion is using technology to simplify people’s lives, and he has considerable experience in innovation, communication, wayfinding and digital design.

William Harald-Wong, William Harald-Wong & Associates
William Harald

Urban Identity Designer for Southeast Asia

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