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Where do we go from here?
Acclaimed wayfinding designer and theorist, David Gibson reflects on what he has learned since publishing The Wayfinding Handbook in 2009, and why it’s now time for a new edition.
Date: 28 Jan 2021
Venue: Via Zoom
Intuitive wayfinding beyond vision
How intuitively we’re able to navigate our environment impacts all aspects of our lives: how we live, work, and play. For people who are vision impaired, there is yet to be a fully integrated, intuitive solution that enables independent navigation and wayfinding. We will explore solutions to how the user experience and neuropsychology of visual information can be perceived through other senses.
Date: 17 Dec 2020
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