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Posts made in March, 2013

Tips for the Directionally Challenged: Finding Your Parked Car

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Directional Sense, Directionally challenged, parking, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Tips for the Directionally Challenged: Finding Your Parked Car

  When was the last time you lost your car? When you parked in a huge surface lot at the mall? In the airport garage? On a city street? When you’re in a hurry, it seems sufficient simply to find your way to a destination and park. You locate a spot, get out, and run to your meeting, social engagement, or errand – all without a second thought. The problem comes on the way back, when the car has mysteriously “disappeared.” Faced with an inability to find the car, some of us (me...

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Just for Fun – Wearing Your Map

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Directionally challenged, maps, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Just for Fun – Wearing Your Map

If you’re directionally challenged, you may feel paper maps are too complicated to make sense of and overly difficult to fold. But the link that follows shows a completely different approach to viewing maps. London (England) artist Elisabeth Lecourt uses maps, not for wayfinding, but for fashion-related art. She’s turned vintage maps into dresses, with folds cleverly arranged so the whole map image is visible. Her collection, entitled “Les robes geographiques” also includes some...

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Tips for the Directionally Challenged: What You Can Learn About Airport Layouts from Airline Magazine Maps

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in airports, Directional Sense, Directionally challenged, maps, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Tips for the Directionally Challenged: What You Can Learn About Airport Layouts from Airline Magazine Maps

Wayfinding Information in the Seat Pocket in Front of You Say you’re on a flight and about to land at an airport you’ve never visited. If you’re directionally challenged, you may feel nervous about being able to find your way around the airport once you land. But while you’re munching peanuts and contemplating all this from thousands of feet above, you might take a look at some useful information right in the seat pocket in front of you. Some airline magazines include maps of the...

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