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Join the Access Association – become more involved in access and inclusive design

The Access Association (A.A.) are a national network of individuals who are passionate about access and inclusive design. The Association recently held their autumn seminar, titled ‘Inclusive Environments: Designing for Neurodiversity.’ The event included talks on BSI PAS6463 Design for the Mind due Read More…

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Reader’s Corner book of the month: November ’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…

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CCD Design & Ergonomics rebrands to Mima

CCD Design & Ergonomics has rebranded to Mima. Find out more about the London-based consultancy’s history, rebrand and who they are. Rebranding gives a new name and a new look to the company formerly known as CCD Design & Ergonomics but it’s Read More…

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SEGD honours SignAgent with Arrow Award

Congratulations to SDS overseas member company SignAgent, recipient of the 2021 Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) Arrow Award. The trophy was presented to SignAgent founder and president David Jorritsma at SEGD’s recent three-day annual conference held in Philadelphia. The Arrow Award Read More…

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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…

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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.  

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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…