Paul Mijksenaar

The SEGD/Hablamos Juntos Healthcare Symbols - Will They Work?

In October 2010, SEGD proudly introduced a universal set of healthcare symbols, developed in collaboration with Hablamos Juntos (Spanish for “let’s talk together”). It is obvious that it was an enormously complex project and quite an achievement, for which we want to compliment all the many people involved. Also, it is obviously too late for us to “talk together,” about it, so let's review the results.

Paul Mijksenaar

We help people to find their way, sometimes by signs.

We help people to find their way. Of course we still advise to put up signs when applicable. But more and more we change our focus to architectural and spatial planning. The more signs you see, the worse the architecture. We don't 'show' the way people have to go but encourage natural wayfinding.

Paul Mijksenaar
Mijksenaar
Amsterdam

Mijksenaar

image of "99 do's and don'ts of wayfinding" app

Mijksenaar (Amsterdam) introduced a new iPhone wayfinding app called “99 do’s & don’ts of wayfinding.” It was made available in December 2011 at the App Store. Available in English and Dutch for $3.99, it offers a basic understanding of wayfinding and provides rules-of-thumb meant to engage professionals, designers, and novices in discussion about wayfinding.

Mijksenaar on Wayfinding

Graphic for Paul Mijksenaars Wayfinding at Schipol Airport

Information designer Paul Mijksenaar says too many airport wayfinding systems focus on aesthetics over function, and color-coding is "one of the most-abused forms of wayfinding." Mijksenaar, keynote speaker at the SEGD/ASMN Airport & Transportation Workshop October 3-4 in Phoenix, spoke with eg magazine about his wayfinding app.

You can read the interview here.

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