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The lost art of reading nature’s signs
In an era when we are increasingly reliant on technology to navigate our way around, we wind the skill set back to the natural tools of navigation used by our ancestors. Learn more about the fundamentals of finding one's way using nature with author, educator and natural navigator Tristan Gooley.
Date: 25 Nov 2021
Venue: Online (via Zoom)
Wayfinding + wellbeing: connecting people with place to shape positive human experiences
Please join us to find out how we can design information and environments that will enhance our wellbeing and improve our navigation of place and space.
Date: 21 Oct 2021
Venue: Online (via Zoom)
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Case study: ABG Design sign the way for The Exhange (University of Birmingham)
Client: University of Birmingham Sector: Schools, colleges and universities Location: Birmingham (UK) Role: ABG Design were commissioned by the University of Birmingham as signage consultants to design a new signage and wayfinding scheme for their new building, The Exchange. Located in Centenary Square in the Read More…
BSI PAS6463 Design for the mind (neurodiversity and the built environment) draft version – public consultation
The BSI PAS6463 Design for the Mind – Neurodiversity and the Built Environment is now out for public consultation. Please share widely and feed back your comments via the BSI process (deadline for submission of comments is 4 November ’21). More info Read More…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…