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Posts made in November, 2013

Wayfinding Firm Works to Reduce Disorientation for All Users

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in disorientation, maps, signs, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Wayfinding Firm Works to Reduce Disorientation for All Users

Have you ever wondered if planners & designers ever think about people like you when they create wayfinding signs and maps? Well, not to toot our own horn (OK, well, maybe a little) we do, and are pleased to be featured in an article, “Righting our Directional Sense with Wayfinding” by Lori Shridhare, featured in Sign Builder Illustrated and on signshop.com. The article explains that Carpman Grant Associates, Wayfinding Consultants (CGA) works to reduce the stress of disorientation for...

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Early, Excellent Article about Directional Challenges

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in Directionally challenged, getting lost, personal navigation, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Early, Excellent Article about Directional Challenges

Until recently, being frequently turned around wasn’t much talked about and people who often felt this way were embarrassed about their inability to navigate. Now, with more articles, blog posts, videos, and other internet materials – as well as our new book, Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around, and website (www.directionalsense.com) – directional challenges are receiving more attention. Here’s a link to an early, excellent article on directional challenges by New York...

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Airport Terminology Can Cause You to Get Lost

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in airports, asking directions, Directionally challenged, getting lost, terminology | 0 comments

Airport Terminology Can Cause You to Get Lost

It’s every directionally challenged person’s nightmare: not being able to find your gate at the airport and missing your plane. In a recent article on 4hoteliers.com, frequent flyer Doug Kennedy recounts a frustrating experience at one major US airport, trying to find “Terminal D”, mysteriously missing from most of the signs and maps he consulted. His tale is a familiar one to anyone who’s ever been lost – feeling panicked, asking directions, but not being able to get help. After a...

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How to Cope if GPS Fails You

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in address, digital maps, Directional Sense, getting lost, GPS | 0 comments

How to Cope if GPS Fails You

GPS is the technological wonder many directionally challenged people adore. Much of the time, it can guide you all the way from your starting point to your destination with no muss or fuss, but sometimes . . . it doesn’t know your destination, or even your address. An article in Aitkinage.com (Aitkin County, MN) describes how there may be a difference between local information and maps and the databases used for GPS services. This can cause a problem for those who depend on their GPS devices...

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Latest Innovation of Google Maps’ Street View in London, England

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in digital maps, Google Maps, landmarks, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Latest Innovation of Google Maps’ Street View in London, England

Directionally challenged people (and the not-so challenged too) often have a love/hate relationship with wayfinding technology. GPS and online mapping services can fail us at the worst of times, but can also provide orientation thrills and chills. A story on USAToday.com, by Stephanie Haven, describes Google Maps’ latest innovation. If you’ll be traveling to London, England (actually, or in your dreams. . .) you can now have a 360-degree “street view” of the river Thames. With...

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