Wayfinding System Design is the process of bringing together all the elements that make up a wayfinding system. One of the key components of wayfinding system design should be clear, concise maps specifically designed to communicate to a wide range of people with different backgrounds and levels of map reading skills.
To create a wayfinding system design, Visualvoice uses multiple GIS data sources to firstly initiate a base map which is spatially accurate and able to be used in mobile devices for navigation with geolocation. The map typography, symbols and colours for the wayfinding system design are all coordinated, creating high legibility. Maps destined for wayfinding signage are rotated so they are ‘heads up’, meaning they are oriented in the same direction the viewer will read the map/sign simplifying orientation for end users.
Visualvoice has designed many wayfinding system designs for clients Australia wide. Some clients have chosen to appropriate follow up surveys after installation of their wayfinding system design to measure performance and the public’s experience of it. Wayfinding system design by Visualvoice has consistently received very high interpretation and satisfaction rates. In general, this is due to the excellent legibility, information structure and hierarchy and base map design.
Good wayfinding system design is derived from a solid understanding of the requirements and objectives of the project and finding the optimal way to present the information which will be relevant to the location and environment. Good wayfinding system design makes a difference to a visitors experience of a destination. It can help visitors build confidence and knowledge of an area whether it be through a simple, legible directional sign or a comprehensive city map.
Good wayfinding system design helps visitors know where they are and where they are going and makes for an enjoyable visit to any city by anybody.
Every city or locality is different and requires a tailored, appropriate strategy. Our urban analysis and strategic planning deliver connected, legible and healthier environments.
Consultation | Auditing | Analysis | Planning
Visualvoice delivers comprehensive ‘where’ information through custom sign designs. Our approach is based on proven international standards in urban wayfinding and our deep insights into walking and cycling in complex environments.
Concepts | Detailed Design | Technical Drawings | Tender Documentation
We provide experienced project management and recommended manufacturers to ensure the highest standard of implementation.
Pre-tender Qualification | Tender Evaluation | Prototype Inspections | Quality Control
Legible cities have economic, social and health benefits for everyone
Encourages walking and cycling
Promotes social inclusion and economic growth
Connects places and people
Inspires exploration and discovery
Our strategic approach addresses issues such as walkability, traffic, legibility of the built environment, proximity of destinations, public transport and existing signage.
The process involves a precinct audit and urban analysis, from which Visualvoice produces a clear strategy detailing what is required to create the most effective wayfinding system.
This strategic approach allows for projects to be accurately quantified and priced for implementation.
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