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Wayfinding Design Principles and Signage

Wayfinding Design Principles and Signage

When planning or improving a wayfinding system, so that people can navigate more easily and naturally, there are a number of wayfinding design principles worth considering, Below I look at some things you might want to consider if you are a designer or graphic artist,...
Avoiding Signage Clutter and Clustering Issues

Avoiding Signage Clutter and Clustering Issues

One concept which can greatly impact signage and which anyone who has visited Las Vegas would have faced on a daily basis is the concept of signage clutter and clustering. Signage clutter and clustering as one might imagine refer to groups of signs which are in a...
Commercial Opportunities in Airports Using Wayfinding

Commercial Opportunities in Airports Using Wayfinding

Welcome back to the wayfinding channel. I’m Paul Symonds and I am the wayfinding expert. This time I will explain some of the ways in which you can create commercial opportunities in airports, using wayfinding design. These techniques though can also be applied to...
How to Design and Use Arrows on Signage for Wayfinding

How to Design and Use Arrows on Signage for Wayfinding

In this lesson on wayfinding, we will look at arrows on signage for when you are designing with navigation and wayfinding in mind! Introduction Hi, I’m Dr Paul Symonds and I’m the Wayfinding Expert. Please make sure to subscribe to my Wayfinding Channel on YouTube to...
Reducing the Cost of Wayfinding Signage and System Design

Reducing the Cost of Wayfinding Signage and System Design

Buying and installing new system can be often mean a significant capital outlay, especially when implementing wayfinding signage for a large outdoor location. The good news though is that there are many ways to greatly reduce the cost of wayfinding signage and how it...
Wayfinding Case Study – Newport Wetlands

Wayfinding Case Study – Newport Wetlands

In the first of our wayfinding case study series, we take a look at Newport Wetlands in Wales, and how they have created an easy to follow navigation system. Using local materials and natural paths, signage and the good design of space, the RSPA, who manage this...
Colour Coding Signage for Easier Navigation

Colour Coding Signage for Easier Navigation

Colour coding signage means a wonderful opportunity to further improve the user experience. Colour means the opportunity to further communicate with the users and to guide them more efffhticiently. Many factors affect wayfinding and navigation in internal and external...
The Benefits of Interpretive Signage

The Benefits of Interpretive Signage

In my work as a wayfinding consultant, a number of the locations I go to are ones that have or could benefit from heritage interpretation signage. Wayfinding and heritage interpretation are in essence two different specialities but in certain locations, they merge and...
What is Heritage Interpretation and Interpretive Signage

What is Heritage Interpretation and Interpretive Signage

What is Interpretive Signage Interpretive signage is signage that helps to create a narrative that acts to generate a positive user experience (UX). You might, for example, manage a tourist attraction such a bay trail, be in charge of an urban space or area, or...
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...