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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

The article explains that Carpman Grant Associates, Wayfinding Consultants (CGA) works to reduce the stress of disorientation for users and the costs of disorientation for owners. “We are passionate advocates of wayfinding ease for everyone – from those who are able-bodied and in possession of good perception and thinking skills to those for whom wayfinding is particularly difficult,” says Jan Carpman, PhD, founding partner. “CGA aims to pay special attention to people with disabilities, elderly people, people for whom English is a second language, people who cannot read, people who are directionally challenged, and others.”

Read about CGA’s wayfinding work at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. CGA partner, Myron Grant and environmental graphics designer, Dick Nicolson, (pictured with a mockup sign) were part of the team for this user-focused project.

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If you’re directionally challenged you need the award-winning book, Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around, by Janet R. Carpman and Myron A. Grant.


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