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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,...
10 Common Signage Design Mistakes Made in Wayfinding

10 Common Signage Design Mistakes Made in Wayfinding

There are a number of common signage design mistakes that are made when designing spaces, signage and the system for navigation and wayfinding and in this post I look at some of these mistakes and the solutions! 1. Signs Places after Decisions Points Decision points...
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...
Digital Signage Guide for Beginners

Digital Signage Guide for Beginners

You might be thinking about using digital signage in the future and yet there are so many options and types that the decision over what to buy can be baffling! Well, in this post I hope to try and answer some of the most common questions and to provide you with a...
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...
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...
Using Floor Signs as a Navigation Tool

Using Floor Signs as a Navigation Tool

When you think of wayfinding signage you most likely are thinking of signs that are head height or above. Floor signs though, in some situations, can also be an effective solution and that is worth considering if you need to guide users along complex paths and...
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...
Signage Maintenance and the Basics in Wayfinding

Signage Maintenance and the Basics in Wayfinding

I first mentioned signage maintenance in an early post on the top of considerations for signage basics but very briefly. Hence, in this post, I thought I would share with you some guidance on how to maintain your wayfinding system. Tracking your Signage System...