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Travel Writing and Using Navigation to Make it Interesting

Travel Writing and Using Navigation to Make it Interesting

The first essential for travel writing in a foreign city, is to get orientated and to better understand the area and setting as quickly and pragmatically as possible. The sooner you can navigate the area and understand how the main attractions and points of interest...
Design Solutions for Multi-Language, Dual & Multi-Lingual Signage

Design Solutions for Multi-Language, Dual & Multi-Lingual Signage

One of the biggest challenges facing wayfinding designers is trying to cater for the wide variety of languages and the use of multi-lingual signage. An airport such as Heathrow Airport in London, for example, with over 200,000 passengers each day, can expect to cater...
10 Common Mistakes Made in Wayfinding Design

10 Common Mistakes Made in Wayfinding Design

[hr_strip] Video Dialogue: Hello – I’m Paul from Travelwayfinding.com and I’m going to talk about ten of the most common mistakes that people make when designing a wayfinding system. So let’s get into it: 1. Signs Places after Decisions Points...
How Animals Navigate and Wayfind

How Animals Navigate and Wayfind

by Paul Symonds. This site for the most part, focuses on human wayfinding such as how we navigate through airports, through urban areas and the overall liminal experience of wayfinding and self-discovery. I thought it might be interesting though to take a look at how...
The Art of Queuing and Waiting when Travelling

The Art of Queuing and Waiting when Travelling

It is perhaps not useful to stereotype but us British I would argue have perfected the art of queuing and there is a lot of emotion and meaning in this tradition. The idea of fairness is deeply ingrained in this activity with people who do not, in other situations,...
Berrypicking and Real World Wayfinding Techniques

Berrypicking and Real World Wayfinding Techniques

Berrypicking is a term you quite likely have not heard of before when it comes to the discourse of wayfinding. This term though is a very interesting term which originates from Bates (1989) and introduces the important concept that when we wayfind, we do so in an...
Where Can I study Wayfinding

Where Can I study Wayfinding

Wayfinding and Navigation are quite specialised subject areas and tend to be studied and covered within various other disciplines within academia. You will generally find that you will need to study this subject area as a part of a Tourism, Geography, City Planning,...