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The Sign Design Society (SDS) is for anyone interested in information and graphic communication within buildings and public spaces, including:
  • Wayfinding
  • Interpretative graphics
  • Brand and experiential/environmental graphics
  • Statutory and health & safety signs
As well as raising the profile of our disciplines, we offer members a programme of events, resources and initiatives to help them:
  • Keep up to date and improve their practice
  • Find potential consultants, collaborators & employees
  • Promote their work and capabilities

To join choose a membership plan that suits you and sign up!

Forum Gdańsk, Poland
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Telford Mann Head Office, Kettering
The Design Museum, London
Porthcawl Medical Centre, Wales
Metquarter, Liverpool
V&A Museum, Dundee

Latest news items

Mixed-use wayfinding strategy for City Walk (external night view)

Case study library: Endpoint creates a branded wayfinding sign family and design solution for City Walk in Dubai

Project Name: Mixed-Use Wayfinding Strategy for City Walk Client: City Walk Sector: Other (Mixed-use development) Location: Dubai (UEA) The role: Endpoint created wayfinding strategy and design. The brief: City Walk is a large mixed-use urban development, built in phases since 2013, by Meraas, one of Dubai’s leading property Read More…

2020 – 2021 British Cartographic Society Awards: enter now!

The British Cartographic Society (BCS) runs annual awards to recognize the very best cartographic work and scholarship from around the world. Award winners across nine categories are traditionally announced at the British Cartographic Society Annual Symposium. With this year’s scheduled conference cancelled Read More…

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Buro Happold launches its own podcast

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier on this year has inspired businesses and organisations to innovate to continue to support and communicate with their own staff, customers and supporters. One of the initiatives from SDS member company Buro Happold was the Read More…

Interior V&A Museum (London) shot of wayfinding signage

V&A Museum wayfinding system wins SEGD Award for two SDS member companies

Congratulations to SDS member companies dn&co and Reade Signs who, along with allpointswest (and in conjunction with accessibility consultants JBC London), have won the prestigious SEGD 2020 Honor Award for the V&A Museum London‘s 2019 completed, comprehensive wayfinding strategy. The scheme includes Read More…

Walking/cycle path through park between Kingston and Merton (Sustrans initiative)

Design Council and Sustrans form a partnership to help deliver active travel neighbourhoods

[Sustrans supported project: 1.2 km traffice free path between Kingston-upon-Thames and Merton] The Design Council has recently formed a strategic partnership with Sustrans to ensure the design of  our streets and spaces prioritises cycling, walking, and sustainable transport. This is timely in Read More…

Google has launched a new feature on Google maps called 'Accessible Places', once turned on, it will show clear accessibility info within a specific location

Wheelchair accessibility info now more prominent in Google Maps

In late May 2020 Google Maps launched a new ‘Accessible Places‘ mode which when toggled on more prominently shows wheelchair accessibility. Whilst the navigation app has offered such information for years it is only now that it can be prioritised. It is Read More…

An image of two women sitting on benches in a park with a two metre apart social distancing sign between them

Social distancing and new signs of the times

Chris Girling, Head of Wayfinding at member company CCD Design & Ergonomics was recently in conversation with international news agency Reuters about the challenges facing effective social distancing signage as we physically navigate our new peri-Coronavirus pandemic normal. In the space of Read More…

Aerial view of people walking along a multi-coloured geometric designed 'boardwalk' in an urban setting

Walk this way to sustainable wayfinding and wellbeing in 2020 whilst maintaining social distancing

The built environment plays an important part in encouraging walking. And yet, as wayfinding practitioners we are well aware that designing accessible, attractive and safe environments doesn’t necessarily make them easily legible, memorable or navigable. These last three factors contribute significantly to Read More…

Shot of ABG Design owners Howard Miles and Chris Hubert standing behind framed pictures in a building corridor

ABG Design features in the Parliamentary Review on creative industries

Photo featuring ABG Design co-founders Howard Miles (left) and Chris Hubert (right). Congratulations to SDS member ABG Design who feature in the most recent edition of The Parliamentary Review, with its focus on creative industries. The Truro-based studio, founded in 1999 by Read More…

Changing Places Toilet Logo showing carer at an adult change area in a toilet with a person in a wheelchair

Changing Places win March 2020 Budget backing victory

Some great news for inclusion that you may have missed in recent weeks. To celebrate that in his March 12 2020 Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledged to accelerate the provision of Changing Places toilet facilities in new and existing buildings. As well Read More…