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The wayfinding handbook : information design for public places

David Gibson 1950-

1st ed.. c2009

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  • Title:
    The wayfinding handbook : information design for public places
  • Author: David Gibson 1950-
  • Description: 1: Discipline -- 1-1: People and places -- 1-2: Spectrum of projects -- 1-3: Wayfinding designer -- 2: Planning Wayfinding Systems -- 2-1: Design process -- 2-2: Planning and strategy -- 2-3: Categories of signs -- 2-4: Sign content and locations -- 3: Wayfinding Design -- 3-1: Branding and placemaking -- 3-2: Typography and layout -- 3-3: Color -- 3-4: Symbols and maps -- 3-5: Forms, materials, and media -- 3-6: Green design for sustainability -- 4: Practical Considerations -- 4-1: Initiating the project -- -4-2: Public review process -- 4-3: Code requirements -- 4-4: Documentation and fabrication.
    From the Publisher: Where am I? What can I do here? Where can I go from here? How do I get out of here? Consciously or not, we ask such questions every day as we navigate the places and spaces of our lives. Whether we find ourselves in a museum, hospital, airport, mall, or street in an unfamiliar city, we depend on systems of visual, audible, and tactile cues not only to lead the way, but also to keep us safe. They are the fundamental questions of wayfinding-a process that encompasses both the experience of choosing a path within a built environment and the set of design elements that aid in such a decision. A decade ago, the professional practice of wayfinding design simply involved devising sign systems. Today, the field is much broader and continues to expand to address technological developments-kinetic media, GPS systems, web connectivity, smart materials-as well as cultural changes in areas such as branding and environmental awareness. Similarly, a cross-disciplinary familiarity with graphic, architectural, landscape, interior, industrial, and information design has become an essential requirement of twenty-first-century wayfinding design. The Wayfinding Handbook is an exciting new volume in our acclaimed Design Briefs series. Professional wayfinding designer David Gibson draws on more than thirty years of experience collaborating with architects, planners, developers, managers, and civic leaders to offer an insider's view of this rapidly evolving discipline. Using real-life examples, Gibson illustrates the way type, color, mapmaking, dimensional forms, material selection, and new media are used to create effective wayfinding systems.
  • Local Note: acq2010arc acq2010dms
  • Publication Date: c2009
  • Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press
  • Format: 152 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 22 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781568987699 (pbk. : alk. paper);ISBN 1568987692 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Subjects: Signs and signboards -- Design; Public spaces -- Psychological aspects; Communication in architectural design
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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