Effective Wayfinding and Signing Systems; Guidance for Healthcare Facilities NHS Estates. Executive summary The focus of this document is assessing and improving wayfinding systems at healthcare sites . The term “ wayfinding " describes ...

Author: NHS Estates

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113226986

Category: Medical

Page: 149

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This publication contains best practice guidance on assessing and improving wayfinding systems in hospitals and other healthcare environments, including signs and other information to help people get to and around the site. Other topics also discussed include: factors that influence how people find their way; inclusive design for wayfinding systems; the impact of a poor wayfinding system; developing the business case; and tools to help evaluate the adequacy of current systems and identify areas for improvement.

Wayfinding Behavior

REGINALD G. GOLLEDGE 1 Human Wayfinding and Cognitive Maps Anyone experiencing even momentary disorientation and lack of recognition of immediate surrounds has experienced the uncertainty of being " lost . " This state occurs when the ...

Author: Golledge

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801859939

Category: Psychology

Page: 428

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The metaphor of a "cognitive map" has attracted interest since the 1940s. Researchers from many fields have explored how humans process and use spatial information, why they make errors or not. This text brings together contributors from diverse fields to explore the

The Wayfinding Handbook

WAYFINDING MARKETS AND PROJECT TYPES Visual surveys on the following two spreads give an overview of the diversity of client and project types . Who Hires a Wayfinding Designer ? on pages 20-21 presents the different industries and ...

Author: David Gibson

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568987699

Category: Design

Page: 152

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"A manual for students, teachers, professionals, and clients."

Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airport Terminals and Landside

in step three is contingent on having established a clear wayfinding philosophy on which to build. For example, without placing a priority on an airport's wayfinding to establish distinct information zones, the visual clutter and ...


Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309213460

Category: Airport terminals

Page: 244

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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 52: Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airport Terminals and Landside is designed to provide airports with the tools necessary to help passengers find their way in and around the airport.


half an hour to talk about wayfinding. He erupted in laughter. “Do you have thirty years?” We drove to his favorite restaurant, fittingly called the Navigator Inn, and sat down at a Formica table. He ordered a cup of hot black tea and ...

Author: M. R. O'Connor

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250200237

Category: Science

Page: 256

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At once far flung and intimate, a fascinating look at how finding our way make us human. "A marvel of storytelling." —Kirkus (Starred Review) In this compelling narrative, O'Connor seeks out neuroscientists, anthropologists and master navigators to understand how navigation ultimately gave us our humanity. Biologists have been trying to solve the mystery of how organisms have the ability to migrate and orient with such precision—especially since our own adventurous ancestors spread across the world without maps or instruments. O'Connor goes to the Arctic, the Australian bush and the South Pacific to talk to masters of their environment who seek to preserve their traditions at a time when anyone can use a GPS to navigate. O’Connor explores the neurological basis of spatial orientation within the hippocampus. Without it, people inhabit a dream state, becoming amnesiacs incapable of finding their way, recalling the past, or imagining the future. Studies have shown that the more we exercise our cognitive mapping skills, the greater the grey matter and health of our hippocampus. O'Connor talks to scientists studying how atrophy in the hippocampus is associated with afflictions such as impaired memory, dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, depression and PTSD. Wayfinding is a captivating book that charts how our species' profound capacity for exploration, memory and storytelling results in topophilia, the love of place. "O'Connor talked to just the right people in just the right places, and her narrative is a marvel of storytelling on its own merits, erudite but lightly worn. There are many reasons why people should make efforts to improve their geographical literacy, and O'Connor hits on many in this excellent book—devouring it makes for a good start." —Kirkus Reviews

Wayfinding and Critical Autoethnography

Wayfinding and the new sun: Indigenous science in the modern world. Noetic Sciences Review, 22, 10–24. Connell, R. (2007). Southern theory: The global dynamics of knowledge in social science. Cambridge: Polity. Conquergood, D. (2002).

Author: Fetaui Iosefo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000220389

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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Wayfinding and Critical Autoethnography is the first critical autoethnography compilation from the global south, bringing together indigenous, non-indigenous, Pasifika, and other diverse voices which expand established understandings of autoethnography as a critical, creative methodology. The book centres around the traditional practice of ‘wayfinding’ as a Pacific indigenous way of being and knowing, and this volume manifests traditional knowledges, genealogies, and intercultural activist voices through critical autoethnography. The chapters in the collection reflect critical autoethnographic journeys that explore key issues such as space/place belonging, decolonizing the academy, institutional racism, neoliberalism, gender inequity, activism, and education reform. This book will be a valuable teaching and research resource for researchers and students in a wide range of disciplines and contexts. For those interested in expanding their cultural, personal, and scholarly knowledge of the global south, this volume foregrounds the vast array of traditional knowledges and the ways in which they are changing academic spaces and knowledge creation through braiding old and new. This volume is unique and timely in its ability to highlight the ways in which indigenous and allied voices from the diverse global south demonstrate the ways in which the onto-epistemologies of diverse cultures, and the work of critical autoethnography, function as parallel, and mutually informing, projects.

Signage and Wayfinding Design

Wayfinding: Passive. and. Active. Wayne. Hunt. the signs necessary for the program. Concurrently with mapping out ... These built‐in features in the natural and man‐made environment are the passive tools of wayfinding.

Author: Chris Calori

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118692993

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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A new edition of the market-leading guide to signage and wayfinding design This new edition of Signage and Wayfinding Design: A Complete Guide to Creating Environmental Graphic Design Systems has been fully updated to offer you the latest, most comprehensive coverage of the environmental design process—from research and design development to project execution. Utilizing a cross-disciplinary approach that makes the information relevant to architects, interior designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, and industrial designers alike, the book arms you with the skills needed to apply a standard, proven design process to large and small projects in an efficient and systematic manner. Environmental graphic design is the development of a visually cohesive graphic communication system for a given site within the built environment. Increasingly recognized as a contributor to well-being, safety, and security, EGD also extends and reinforces the brand experience. Signage and Wayfinding Design provides you with Chris Calori's proven "Signage Pyramid" method, which makes solving complex design problems in a comprehensive signage program easier than ever before. Features full-color design throughout with 100+ new images from real-world projects Provides an in-depth view of design thinking applied to the EGD process Explains the holistic development of sign information, graphic, and hardware systems. Outlines the latest sign material, lighting, graphic application, and digital communication technologies Highlights code and updated ADA considerations If you're a design professional tasked with communicating meaningful information in the built environment, this vital resource has you covered.

Community Wayfinding Pathways to Understanding

Rebecca H. Hunter, Lynda A. Anderson, Basia L. Belza. on wayfinding can bring us closer to attaining Lynch's vision of cities in which people can navigate easily and move about freely and with enjoyment. We all stand to benefit.

Author: Rebecca H. Hunter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319310720

Category: Medical

Page: 282

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This book examines wayfinding from a broad public health perspective and articulates what needs to be done to create better wayfinding for all people regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. Addressing both science and the human experience, the book brings together a group of international experts to examine community wayfinding from a variety of viewpoints. It first presents a critical foundation for understanding wayfinding from an individual perspective. Next, it describes relevant design principles and practices by drawing upon architecture, environmental graphic design, universal design (UD), and urban planning. The book then goes on to examine wayfinding tools and innovative technologies ranging from maps to apps to complex systems. In addition, coverage includes case studies, lessons from wayfinding improvement initiatives, and recommendations for future research, practice, and policy. /div Overall, the book focuses on the economic and commercial benefits of good wayfinding, its potential impact on the health of individuals and communities, as well as strategies for the journey ahead. It will appeal to numerous professionals across many disciplines from architecture and cartography to public health and urban planning. Additionally, the book can help advance a dialogue among those interested in enhancing the livability of their communities.


Further details in Edward H. Cornell and C. Donald Heth (2006), 'Home range and the development of children's way finding', Advances in Child Development and Behavior 34, pp. 173–206.

Author: Michael Bond

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509841083

Category: Science

Page: 352

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'[A] fascinating, incisive account of how the human brain evolved to keep us orientated . . . Beautifully written and researched.' - Isabella Tree, author of Wilding The physical world is infinitely complex, yet most of us are able to find our way around it. We can walk through unfamiliar streets while maintaining a sense of direction, take shortcuts along paths we have never used and remember for many years places we have visited only once. These are remarkable achievements. In Wayfinding, Michael Bond explores how we do it: how our brains make the ‘cognitive maps’ that keep us orientated, even in places that we don’t know. He considers how we relate to places, and asks how our understanding of the world around us affects our psychology and behaviour. The way we think about physical space has been crucial to our evolution: the ability to navigate over large distances in prehistoric times gave Homo sapiens an advantage over the rest of the human family. Children are instinctive explorers, developing a spatial understanding as they roam. And yet today few of us make use of the wayfaring skills that we inherited from our nomadic ancestors. Most of us have little idea what we may be losing. Bond seeks an answer to the question of why some of us are so much better at finding our way than others. He also tackles the controversial subject of sex differences in navigation, and finally tries to understand why being lost can be such a devastating psychological experience. For readers of writers as different as Robert Macfarlane and Oliver Sacks, Wayfinding is a book that can change our sense of ourselves.

Route Choice Wayfinding in Transport Networks

Wayfinding in Transport Networks P.H. Bovy, E. Stern. include other places in the environment frequently used by the individual. As interactions occur along the paths between the anchor points, there is a spread effect leading to the ...

Author: P.H. Bovy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400906331

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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With the ever increasing number of opportunities, in every aspect of modem life, making choices becomes part of our daily routine. It is thus only natural that social scientists have started to study human choice behavior. Early efforts focused on modeling aggregate choice patterns of home buyers, shoppers, travelers, and others. Later studies, aiming to achieve more realistic results, have concentrated on simula ting disaggregate behavior. The most recent approach in choice research is the so-called Discrete Choice Modeling. It is a front-line area mainly in contemporary transportation, geography, and behavioral research. It focuses on individuals' decision-making processes regarding the choice of destinations, modes, departure times, and routes. Considerable research has been done on identifying and quantify ing the general rules governing the individuals' choice behavior, but to the best of our knowledge there is no single book that solely deals with route choice. The study of travelers' route choice in networks is primarily oriented towards gaining insight into their spatial choice behavior. How do people choose routes in a network, what do they know, what do they look for, which road characteristics playa role? On the basis of this information it is possible to design quantitative models aimed at predicting the use of routes dependent on the characteristics of the routes, those of the surrounding environment, and those of the travelers. In this way, traffic flows in the network can be calculated and the network performance can be evaluated.