Preliminary Questions Have you ever been lost? How did you find your way back? “This book demystifies the fascinating process of providing the necessary clues and environmental information that help people orient themselves and intuitively find their way (Gibson 6).”
What is Wayfinding? Environmental design Architectural design
Origins of Wayfinding Development of new cities Organization of new cultures, needs, societal and political changes Effective communication through use of diagrams, books, sign systems, symbols, etc.
The Works of Wayfinding Markets: “Large centers for transportation, education and healthcare, where effective and efficient signage is crucial; on the other are sports arenas, hotels, and mixed-use developments where good wayfinding can support a rich customer experience (Gibson 18).”
Why Wayfinding is Needed To adapt to everyone (citizens and visitors) To develop effective communication To increase accurate navigation To develop communities
The Wayfinding Design Process Planning Research and Analysis Strategy Programming Design Schemetic Design Design Development Construction Documentation Implementation Bid Support Construction Administration
Wayfinding Design Branding and Placemaking Typography and Layout Color Symbols and Maps Forms, Materials and Media Green Design for Sustainability
Practical Considerations To implement a new wayfinding system: Voice all opinions Need funding and support Weigh out options in an objective manner
Discussion How does this relate to the concepts we have been discussing in class? Information design Usability Others? What skills from Professional Writing are necessary or will help you with a career in wayfinding?
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