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The presenters at SEGD’s upcoming 2021 Wayfinding + Placemaking virtual conference (June 23-24) will explore topics about connecting people to place while navigating cultural sensitivities and nuances. Carla Ramirez Sosa and Anna de Jonge of Mijksenaar will present on a particularly challenging topic: the role of wayfinding in the implementation of inclusive public restrooms. Here’s a preview of their presentation scheduled for June 23.
It’s a tough job even in human time, let alone deep time. A study by the International Atomic Energy Agency found that even today, as little as 6% of the world’s population may recognise the trefoil, the three black blades on a yellow background that is the symbol for radiation.
Published in 1992 and reprinted in 2019 by Lars Müller Publishers, Josef Müller-Brockmann's "Passenger Information System: Design Manual for the Swiss Federal Railways" stands as an important contribution in the world of multilingual visual identity guides for transportation wayfinding and signage systems.
Building on the campaign by Grace Warnock, StudioLR as funded by Life Changes Trust (Edinburgh, Scotland) has designed a new "Any Disability" symbol to encourage awareness of people with invisible disabilities. Last week, Martin Whitfield, MP for East Lothian, led a Commons debate on invisible disabilities. Receiving full cross-party support, the new Any Disability symbol represents the full range of people who need to use accessible toilets and other facilities.
SEGD asks 20 questions of Lance Wyman, FSEGD, an experiential graphic design legend—a literal icon of icons—who is currently working on a massive transit system for Mexico City, where he did some of his most beloved work in the late 1960s.
When the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute relocated their office, the consortium of Ekistics Planning & Design and Form:Media (Halifax, Nova Scotia) helped create a welcoming environment that speaks directly to the organization’s African heritage.
Passengers are increasingly opting for use of rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, over traditional transportation options to travel to and from airports around the world, yet consistency is lacking at airports with regard to the wayfinding and passenger experience. In December 2017 the American Association of Airport Executives held a Solution Summit through its Airport Innovation Accelerator on the topic of ridesharing.