Visual Communications

Podcast | Research and Design

Podcast Phil Garvey

 

What you will learn

How many feet apart should signs be? Is color truly useful in wayfinding? Ongoing research has a direct impact on EGD. This course begins with an overview of research and its impact on design and building codes. Then learn which research sources exist and where they are applicable. Also included is an overview on how to look at and interpret a specific research report.

Cheryl Long O'Donnell

Cheryl Long O'Donnell has been involved in the design and management of numerous large scale projects in her 20-plus years in the sign consulting profession including Winona State University, Carleton College, HealthEast Care Systems, and the Science Museum of Minnesota. She was instrumental in developing the wayfinding system for the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. She has been a member of the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) since 1990, and a member of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) since 1987.

Cheryl Long O'Donnell, Visual Communications, Inc.
Visual Communications
St. Paul, MN

Constance Carlson

Constance Carlson has been involved in the development of environmental graphics throughout her 20 year design career. The former owner of Preferred Design of Huntington Beach, Calif., her background in the fabrication of signage has afforded her an impressive knowledge of construction techniques. Her resumé includes interior and exterior designs for United Properties, MS&R, HealthEast, City of St. Paul, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Contance Carlson, Visual Communications, Inc.
Visual Communications
St. Paul, MN

Richard Lang

Richard Lang is a principal and co-founding partner of Visual Communications. During his 35 years career, Richard has directed the successful planning, design, and implementation of many large-scale signage and wayfinding programs. Mr. Lang has a ongoing interest in historic preservation and natural environments. His experience includes education, healthcare, hospitality, government, park and recreation, and retail entities.

Richard Lang
Visual Communications
Minneapolis

Steele Indian School

Merit Award
Steele Indian School, Stantec, Thinking Caps

On the site of the historical Phoenix Indian School, the city of Phoenix has created the Steele Indian School Park. Thinking Caps designed the park signage program which includes native American quotes and verse etched into concrete walls, walkways, and seating elements as well as 24 interpretive columns that line the "Circle of Life" surrounding the historic school buildings. These columns provide historical information about the Phoenix Indian School as it existed for nearly 100 years.

Thinking Caps

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