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BSI announces its first building design standard for people with sensory and neurological processing difficulties

BSI Group, the UK’s national standards body, has just announced a new project to create the first set of guidance for the design of the built environment (PAS 6463 Design for the mind – Neurodiversity and the built environment – Guide). This Read More…

Interior view of Royal Opera House showing Endpoint designed signage

Case study library: Endpoint help ‘Open Up’ Royal Opera House with new wayfinding strategy

Project Name: Wayfinding strategy and design for Royal Opera House Clients: Royal Opera House Sector: Retail and leisure Location: Covent Garden, London (UK) Role: Endpoint created a comprehensive wayfinding strategy and design. The Brief: London’s Royal Opera House (ROH) is home to two globally renowned artistic companies: The 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…

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…

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…

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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…

Image of a thermometer (with COVID-19 written on it) juxtaposed against a hospital 'isolation' ward' sign and hospital background

Why good wayfinding words matter: UK hospital apologises for poor signage to Coronavirus isolation unit

A recent incident reported in The Guardian has highlighted why robust signage is so important in a hospital setting and what happens when it falls short of best practice. A woman who experienced flu-like symptoms after a trip to Singapore and Hong Read More…