The National Park Service is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all U.S. national parks, many American national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.
The National Park Service spans hundreds of sites across the US, including monuments, seashores, memorials and parks. Brian Kelley and Jesse Reed survey the design history of the agency's visual identity.
Working with Zion National Park staff, the project included new signage in the neighboring town of Springdale, in Zion Canyon and throughout the visitor center. “We even helped name the shuttle routes, number the stops and rewrite the park’s radio message for drivers,” says Wayne Hunt, project manager for Hunt Design.
A new signage and wayfinding program for the National Mall informs and guides visitors, but treads lightly.
When Pierre L’Enfant envisioned a “Grand Avenue” that would serve as the central axis and monumental core of the District of Columbia, he dreamt of ceremonial spaces and a tree-lined boulevard "…four hundred feet in breadth, and about a mile in length, bordered by gardens, ending in a slope from the houses on each side..."
A National Park Service study confirms that 3D maps benefit most novice users.
Three-dimensional maps help users more accurately identify their position on the landscape compared to their 2D counterparts, and are preferred by younger users, women, and non-native English speakers, according to a recent study by the National Park Service.