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Posts made in February, 2014

Some Directional Signs Leave You Scratching Your Head

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in disorientation, signs, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Some Directional Signs Leave You Scratching Your Head

Have you ever been driving along, doing your best to find your way, when all of a sudden, you come upon a sign that stops you in your tracks? The sign shown below had that effect on Cheryl Naulty of Potomac, MD during a visit to Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska. In a Washington Post feature, she said it reminded her of some signs around Washington, DC. http://wapo.st/1fnnRn9 Signs like this one don’t just confuse directionally challenged people, they confuse everyone! –...

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Olympic Slopestyle Riders Demonstrate Extreme Navigation Skills

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in navigation, personal navigation, Uncategorized, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Olympic Slopestyle Riders Demonstrate Extreme Navigation Skills

If you’re directionally challenged and have trouble determining your whereabouts on terra firma, consider the amazing wayfinding feats by Olympic slopestyle riders. Not only do they  anticipate (and follow through with) a course comprising a series of obstacles that catapult them into the air, but as they twist, turn, and somersault while airborne, they understand their position in relation to the ground. This is called “air awareness,” a skill learned “through training and...

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