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CAE’s FREE inclusive design modular course opportunity for young Londoners with a disability

“A year ago I didn’t know anything about inclusive design, but the training I’ve received has helped me repair my self-confidence and believe that, yes, I can do this. Now, I’m part of a new community and I feel like this career was destined for Read More…

Reader’s Corner book of the month: September ’21

Featuring publications of relevance to our industry, including those cited in SDS e-newsletter lead articles and suggested additional reading, we’ve recently relaunched the SDS Reader’s Corner book of the month page. Each month we will showcase a suggested read that relates to Read More…

New edition of Sign Design Guide needs your input

Some fields of design have clearly defined accessibility guidelines, such as the web content accessibility guidelines. We have the Sign Design Guide. This was published by the Sign Design Society twenty years ago and is still much in demand and widely cited Read More…

Outside view of Gratitude exhibition to celebrate NHS sponsored by Astra Signs

Astra Signs supports pandemic role played by NHS and other key workers with Gratitude

SDS corporate member Astra Signs supports the free-to-visit public art installation Gratitude. The Manchester-based UK sign manufacturer is the event official signage partner, as well as sponsor of one of the installation sculptures, titled ‘Faces of Lockdown’. Astra Signs founder and Managing Read More…

Zagreb transit map by Robert Canak and Jug Cervovic

Zagreb’s new transit map, co-designed by Robert Čanak and Jug Cerović

A well-crafted transit map enhances the experience of navigating a town or city not only for the local population but also for visitors including tourists. SDS overseas member Robert Čanak is a wayfinding strategist with a background in visual communications. Robert and Read More…

Road disappearing into the sunset with coming years marking the way ahead

David Catanach signs off from ISA-UK

The end of June ’21 marked David Catanach’s last day as Director at ISA-UK (formerly known as BSGA until 2019). He already has his retirement mapped out: “I have never been more excited for the future and can now look forward to Read More…

Faded image of seaside with small insert of Dr Colette Jeffrey giving talk on wayfinding

Missed Colette Jeffrey’s RIN talk on wayfinding/waylosing?

If you didn’t join-up for Colette’s talk live on 10 February 2021, you can view it now via the Royal College of Navigation (RIN) YouTube channel. Getting lost in a building has proved fatal for two navigators recently. Most research on ‘waylosing’ Read More…

Department of Transport issues guidance on signage to Covid-19 vaccination centres

With the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme now taking place the length and breadth of the UK, the Department of Transport has released guidance on temporary signage to guide traffic to vaccination centres. Download the PDF.  

A view of a wintry landscape (riverside) with sun in the sky

Looking back at 2020

By Andrew Barker What a year it has been – do I hear any disagreement with that? When 2020 began I had little idea how the year was actually going to unfold, and how little it would have to do with the Read More…

External view of local station platform

Pascall + Watson among five firms shortlisted for stage two of Network Rail’s station design competition

Following on from the Design Council and Network Rail’s ThinkStation workshops held in late 2019 into early 2020, a three-stage competition was launched in the summer. Architects, designers and engineers were invited to: reshape the travel experience of passengers who use Network Read More…