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“Guerilla” Wayfinding Signs Encourage Walking

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in bicycles, bike maps and directions, giving directions, signs, walkability | 0 comments

“Guerilla” Wayfinding Signs Encourage Walking

More and more, wayfinding signs are popping up in US towns and cities, directing unfamiliar drivers to key sites and facilities. A new, “guerrilla” wayfinding guidance system – called Walk [Your City] – is directed to pedestrians and cyclists instead. Focused on the twin themes of wayfinding and “walkability,” these signs encourage people on foot and on bikes to explore new destinations by giving them time/distance information (e.g. “15 minutes away”) and a QR code to scan for...

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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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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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