Signage system at IIT Guwahati, Thesis Report
by Deepak Kumar, Technical Associate - Usability at Eperium Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd on Oct 31, 2012
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Title: SIGNAGE SYSTEM for I I T Guwahati ...
Title: SIGNAGE SYSTEM for I I T Guwahati
Abstract: The project aimed at improving the current system of navigation and information in IITG by exploiting the built environment and architecture of the campus. The project also focused on the possibility of managing the campus from strategic positions.
Aim: To attain an effective signage system that meets all the requirements of the university, including corporate identity, whilst not compromising usability, and remaining usable and effective.
Project Brief: The research was to find out the background to the signs’ conception and learn from the successes and failures of these direction finders.
• Analysis of the problems faced by the users.
• Critical Appraisal of the current system.
• Current market trends and area of application.
• Interpretation and exploration regarding all aspects of environmental design.
Space planning Circulation systems Human Factors and Behaviour
Ergonomics Human Psychology Graphics & Brand Identity
Interface design Articulation of form Layout and Placement
The main focus of the project was to develop the GUI (Graphical User Interface) through the system approach, making the interaction user friendly and less time consuming, for giving the guidance to the visitors. The basic concept is to guide the visitor to the destination, and that destination’s guiding factor need not be any place, rather it can be any person or any event or occasion.
Generally in wayfinding, people find it difficult to respond to the new environment and the other problem is language. The analysis starts with the listing of the difficulties and the problems. The system approach was followed and various information and data were collected. The information collected were tooled down to wire frame models and a multilingual interface was made.
Deliverable: Proposed for the signage system of IIT Guwahati.
• Directional sign board
• Map of the Campus
• You are Here maps
• Signboard for building identification
• Information desk
• Layout of the Letter pad
• Installation of the maps in the buses and the bus stops
• 3d scaled model of the campus
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