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Wayfinding: an Australian perspective
Find out what's happening in Australia's wayfinding design and research worlds. Mark Janetzki, Creative Director at Diadem explains the studio’s wayfinding process and shows us their design solutions for Queens Wharf Brisbane and other recent projects. Our other speaker Dr Andrew Haig gives an overview of his research into how we build spatial knowledge, why using paper maps is good for us, and what his research revealed about using landmarks with mobile maps to improve pedestrian navigation.
Date: 08 Jul 2021
Venue: Via Zoom (online)
Abram Games and the 1951 Festival of Britain
On the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, Naomi Games gives an illustrated talk about the design process behind her father Abram Games’s iconic emblem, stamp and other items for the 1951 event widely considered a morale boosting 'tonic for the nation'.
Date: 17 Jun 2021
Venue: Via Zoom
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Reader’s Corner book of the month: July ’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…
Help Buro Happold make the Museum of London more accessible for people with visual impairment
The Buro Happold Inclusive Design team and the Museum of London are currently researching visually impaired people’s experiences of museums and galleries. The survey aims to gather insights from people with visual impairment to evaluate past experiences and explore potential future provisions Read More…
Case study library: ABG Design’s wayfinding solution for Chatsworth House and Gardens
Project Name: Chatsworth wayfinding & orientation Client: Chatsworth House and Garden Sector: Visitor attractions Location: Chatsworth (Derbyshire), England The role: Signage and wayfinding The brief: Chatsworth House has been handed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family and is home to the current Duke and Duchess Read More…
isGroup celebrates 40 years in business
isGroup based in Flint North Wales is a family-run business involved in the design, manufacture and installation of their trademarked Way2Go wayfinding range of products, as well as custom signage. Commissions include signage for the Storyhouse Theatre in Chester, Albert Dock Liverpool, 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…
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…
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…