Week 9 (Signage and Wayfinding)

Way finding signage is one of the most important tools in a civilized society being said, we as people hate to be missed guided or to get lost when trying to locate something and that’s when way finding signage comes in. Way finding in a more brief term is signage that helps people navigate from place to place as for a example, Street signs help us locate where were going how to get back from where we started and how to refer someone to a street, without way finding signage there would be a lot of lost people. Another example of signage is in the design of billboards, there is a rule of thumb named the 55mph rule. What this rule means is that a successful billboard must contain a high contrast, limited content and of course it must contain a legible font that will create a memorable impression within the viewer. In signage especially in street signs legibility is key this means that there should almost always be a sans-serif bold font used to ensure legibility. Sans-serif fonts are used everywhere within the U.S and they can be located within just about every street sign you see.

This Way finding signage is useful because it indicates that you’re going a floor down in the public car garage. This signage is useful as well as creative because of the way the word “down” is arranged, the design makes the word look as if it was floating in the air from a distance.

This Way finding signage is useful because it indicates that you’re going a floor down in the public car garage. This signage is useful as well as creative because of the way the word “down” is arranged, the design makes the word look as if it was floating in the air from a distance.

This Way finding signage is useful because it indicates where things are by using creative signage with in the hands that are pointing the direction of what’s trying to be located.

This Way finding signage is useful because it indicates where things are by using creative signage with in the hands that are pointing the direction of what’s trying to be located.

This signage is very simple but affective; by placing the Non Fiction words above the book it indicates where you can find the non-fiction section of the library. If this library didn’t have this signage it would be very difficult for a random viewer to locate the section.

This signage is very simple but affective; by placing the Non Fiction words above the book it indicates where you can find the non-fiction section of the library. If this library didn’t have this signage it would be very difficult for a random viewer to locate the section.

Picture i took of exit sign

This way finding signage is effective because it tells the viewer were the exit of the building is at the Art Institute. The signage is even more informative because beside the word exit there are arrows that are used to guide people to the way out of the building.

This way finding signage is effective because it tells the viewer were the exit of the building is at the Art Institute. The signage is even more informative because beside the word exit there are arrows that are used to guide people to the way out of the building.

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By *Earl D. Jones*

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