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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…

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…

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…

Man talking at ThinkStation workshop

Recent ThinkStation initiative findings to feed into the brief for an upcoming international station design competition

Some SDS members may have been fortunate to be amongst the 350 people who had the opportunity to attend one of the series of pioneering ThinkStation workshops held in recent months across the UK. Run by the Design Council in partnership with Read More…

External shot of iconic London Underground signage (featuring purple Elizabeth Line)

Why TfL chose the colour purple for the Elizabeth Line

https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/crossrail-real-reason-tfl-chose-17404241 Yesterday, 15 December 2019, marked the dawn of a new era in London/Home Counties train travel.  Transport for London (TFL) started the rolling out process for the new Elizabeth Line (formerly known as Crossrail), taking over from Great Western Railway (GWR) Read More…

Promotional image for the 9 July 2019 Festival of Place (London)

Festival of Place 2019 – a member’s perspective

Back in July, Festival of Place gifted the Society two tickets to their inaugural conference. The aim was to bring people that work in the built environment together to explore how to create places that thrive. The tickets were offered to two Read More…