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Elevator Buttons Can Lead to Confusion

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Directionally challenged, disorientation, elevators, personal navigation, terminology, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Elevator Buttons Can Lead to Confusion

Do you ever find yourself riddled with indecision as you enter an elevator cab and have to make a choice about which button to push? You don’t have to be directionally challenged to be confused by the elevator panel in the photo (in a multilevel movie theater), which is a sad example of information design gone awry. Floor designations (letters) don’t make it clear which floor is which, except for the starred “L” which one might assume is the lobby on the ground floor, but it is not....

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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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