Discovery Elementary School is the first new elementary school to be built in Arlington, Virginia in more than a decade. The design team from VMDO Architects successfully created a kid-centric, place-based, wayfinding narrative that went beyond navigation to support a larger vision of spatial interaction.
The new La Tour Deloitte is the first privately owned office tower built in Montréal in 20 years. Deloitte’s Montreal staff occupies 153,000 sq. ft. of the 26-story tower, spanning seven floors in a completely agile work environment that required a new approach to wayfinding.
Oxford Dictionaries just named "emoji" the word of the year. Like other graphic symbols, they are a language-neutral form of communication. Here's an interesting article on the non-profit that monitors the adoption of emoji.
Lucy Holmes is a member of the 2020 SEGD Board and, previously, the 2018 SEGD Board. She is owner of Holmes Studio in London.
Lucy has created design solutions and information graphics for wayfinding schemes including Tate Modern, The National Gallery, The V&A Museum and Albert Dock in Liverpool; interpretation graphics for several exhibitions at the Tower of London; and an information graphics strategy for Virgin Atlantic.
Businesses are beginning to request gender-neutral bathroom pictograms, and starting this week in Los Angeles, a campaign by the series Transparent is encouraging businesses to display a new transgender logo.