Universal Design

Enhancing Airport Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities
Enhancing Airport Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities

As part of its mission to develop near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators, Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) officials selected GS&P to develop a guidebook to help airport operators improve pedestrian wayfinding systems so passengers with disabilities and aging travelers can more easily travel independently through airports.

Via Collective's Katie Osborn to Talk Wayfinding at Greenbuild
Via Collective's Katie Osborn Talks Wayfinding at Greenbuild

Katie Osborn of Via Collective (New York) will participate in the 2017 Greenbuild Education Program, Trending Strategies for Universal Design on Wednesday, November 8.

Bryce Tolliday, Director, All Access Ways, Brisbane Australia
Bryce Tolliday

Bryce Tolliday is the Director of Access All Ways

Access All Ways Consultants is a firm of accredited access consultants based in SE Queensland providing specialized advice on access for people with disabilities and wayfinding to major projects all over Australia.

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Entro Produces Inclusive Washroom Paper

The topic of this paper, "Inclusive Washrooms: A Solution Through Signage" is univer­sal wash­rooms and the oppor­tu­nity for vari­ous orga­ni­za­tions as well as the design indus­try to review asso­ci­ated signage to ensure they are meet­ing the needs of a wider commu­nity. Univer­sal wash­rooms exist in two scenar­ios – single-use wash­rooms contain­ing a single toilet and sink in a lock­able room, and multi-use facil­i­ties with indi­vid­ual enclosed toilet stalls that share a common sink area.

Empathy by Design at Planned Parenthood of NYC

Focused on reaching a very diverse audience with a message of comfort and safety, Calori &Vanden-Eynden designed the signage for Planned Parenthood of New York City’s new health and education center in Queens. The result is beautiful, economical, and so effective it has become the model for other similar centers across the country.

How to measure typographic accessibility: Infographic

The infographic outlines some of the main features to look out for if you’re selecting an accessible font.

Mies Hora
Mies Hora

Mies Hora has had a long, multi-disciplinary career in the design field, where his decades of experience include corporate identity, branding, positioning, advertising, web design, publications and print media, mobile device applications, product and interface design, environmental graphics, wayfinding and videography/photography for a wide variety of clients.

Juliette Fritsch, Chief of Education and Interpretation, Peabody Essex Museum
Juliette Fritsch

Dr. Juliette Fritsch, MA (hons), MA, PhD, FRSA

Dr. Juliette Fritsch is a museum and historic environment learning profession with more than 10 years in the field working for complex, high-profile organizations. Currently she is directing education and interpretation strategy, embedded though the Peabody Essex Museum, working closely with curators, designers and artists to deliver exciting, beautiful, informative and imaginative galleries and associated education programs.

Seattle Children's Hospital art and wayfinding program (Studio SC)
Art and Healing in Healthcare Environments [Intro to 3-part series]

Thanks to the growing use of evidence-based design in healthcare environments, elements such as natural light, views to nature and clear wayfinding are becoming the norm in hospitals and wellness centers. Art also has an important role to play in healthcare spaces—and in a three-part series, we explore its power in supporting wayfinding, creating a sense of place and easing stress for patients, families and staff. Explore Art and Healing in Healthcare Environments.

Photo of Gabe Kean, Belle & Wissell
Gabe Kean

For 18 years, Gabe Kean has been designing interfaces and leading teams to create innovative experiences for clients that include brands and museums like the Harley-Davidson Museum, The Clyfford Still Museum, Umpqua Bank, The American Battle Monuments Commission, Experience Music Project and The Smithsonian Institution. His design work and the projects he has led have received awards and recognition from Communication Arts, Print, How, I.D., Critique, The One Show, SXSW, AAM MUSE Awards and Museums and the Web.

Photo of David Miller, Miller Hull Partnership
David Miller

David Miller, FAIA, is a nationally-recognized architect known for pursuing innovative sustainable and high performance design strategies while responding to each site’s unique conditions and surrounding context. David served in the Peace Corps after graduating from Washington State University in 1968. His focus on self-help housing in Brazil laid the foundation for his award-winning housing designs on projects across the nation. David Miller’s early architecture training was also gleaned at SOM, Chicago, Arthur Erickson in Vancouver, B.C.; and Rhone Iredale in Vancouver, B.C.

Whitehouse & Company

Who are* Whitehouse & Company?

We are small. We are personal. We are a group of individuals that share a passion for design.

Formed in 1976, Whitehouse & Company has been around for thirty years, during which time we have worked with hundreds of clients, evolving design solutions of every shape and size. We treat all projects, no matter how large or small, with equal attention.

StudioLR

Founded in 2004 by design leader Lucy Richards and entrepreneur Andy Gray, StudioLR is a design consultancy committed to making the world a better place.

We care about how design makes people feel, we challenge convention, and we get results. Our emotive and memorable approach is effective in winning hearts as well as mind.

StudioLR has a world-class track record, working with clients including John Lewis, SSE, The Mary Rose and National Trust.

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.

Dotdash

Dotdash was established in Brisbane, Australia in 1987 by designers Despina Macris and Mark Ross. Over the last 25 years we have completed over 4,000 projects for a diverse range of clients.

Despina Macris and Mark Ross now lead an interdisciplinary design team providing design services to assist people to find their way around public places - wayfinding design.

This work helps to establish the identity and legibility of places providing both social and commercial benefits to the community.

Cooper Carry Hero
Cooper Carry

Cooper Carry is a national firm offering Architecture, Environmental Graphic Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Planning and Sustainability Consulting services. Our specialty practice groups include specialists in Corporate, Government, Higher Education, Hospitality, K-12 Education, Mixed-Use, Office, Residential, Retail, Science + Technology and Transit projects. Our multidisciplinary approach lets us integrate specialized knowledge to create Connective Architecture: connecting ideas and people to the places where they work, relax, live and learn.

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.

Photograph of Lucy Holmes, Holmes Wood
Lucy Holmes

Lucy Holmes is a member of the 2018 SEGD Board and owner of Holmes Wood 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.

Greg Neely is a Principal at Forge Design in Toronto, Canada
Greg Neely

"Its all about creating a compelling and memorable audience experience." Greg Neely is a founding principal of Forge Design in Toronto, Ontario.

Steve Lahood, HDR Architecture
Steve Lahood

Steve Lahood is Director of Signage and Wayfinding and Product Design at HDR.

Steve Lahood is a longtime Omahan and a man of many hats at HDR. His involvement in design goes back as far as he can remember. With his dad's position as Director of Public Relations at Union Pacific Railroad, he remembers going to the headquarters building and hanging out with the graphic designers and creatives there.

Marc Jenkins
Marc Jenkins

Marc Jenkins is a graphic designer living in England. He leads the graphic design team at BDP, specialising in environmental graphic design, including wayfinding and signage.

Marc Jenkins' designs function in a three-dimensional environment—such as "environmental" branding at a company headquarters, exhibition design, and signage and wayfinding for universities, cities, and airports. He works in collaboration with fellow architects, interior designers, and landscape architects, exploring the potential of signage and graphics within a space.

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.

Joseph Nicholson, studioMUSarx
Joseph Nicholson

Joseph A. Nicholson AIA, NCARB, IDSA is Principal-in-Charge of studioMUSarx.

Joeseph Nicholson brings a unique insight to each museum architecture and exhibit design project. He has worked in all facets of museum planning, exhibit design, architecture, and exhibit fabrication. He continued his education and earned a masters degree with merit in Museum Studies. His current professional practice as the principal of studioMUSarx focuses exclusively on servicing the planning and design needs of the museum community.

Karen Ryan

Karen Ryan is co-chair for the Portland Chapter.

During her tenure with Anderson Krygier, Karen Ryan has distinguished herself as a thorough, thoughtful designer and manager of complex wayfinding and experiential graphic design programs. She brings an innate sense of space and how people move through an environment to all of her projects. Karen’s sense of adventure, her wisdom and practical insights, not to mention her unswerving attention to detail (all served with grace) have helped to shape the culture and practice at AK.

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