Tag: signage


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Jan 2017

Using temporary wayfinding to improve experience during construction work

Over the past years there has been significant investment in our transport infrastructure, especially in the railways. Whilst this gives passengers the promise of an improved journey tomorrow, the consequence is that for many of us, at least some part of our journey will be disrupted by on-going construction works. This means the value gained from a positive passenger experience is deferred unless attention is...

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Using temporary wayfinding to improve experience during construction work

10

Feb 2016

Luxury development Al Mouj appoints CCD Design as wayfinding partner

One of the Middle East’s most prestigious and high-profile developments has appointed CCD to create a wayfinding scheme designed around the concept of how people interact with, and see, all elements of their environment.  Al Mouj has turned to CCD to develop its wayfinding following an international competition which saw the UK-based agency beat competition from as far afield as Australia.  Al Mouj is a...

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23

Sep 2015

Celebrating the British Road Sign

Until the 25th October, London’s Design Museum is celebrating the 50th  anniversary of the British Road Sign. 1965 saw the launch of the most ambitious and effective information design projects Britain has ever seen. For the exhibition, some leading artists and designers have transformed the familiar circle, triangle and square signs, to make people stop, look and think about design and our environment in a different way....

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Celebrating the British Road Sign

04

Oct 2014

Are virtual holographic assistants of value?

Our local station, Kings Cross, now has one of these holographic assistants reminding people not to take heavy luggage up the escalators but to use the lift instead. You will note that just to the right, at the bottom of the escalator, is a sign giving the same message. That sign has been there since the station reopened and, we can assume, has not had...

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21

Nov 2013

Wayfinding tech – does it help?

There have been a number of technology solutions emerging with the potential to support wayfinding. For indoor environments there is a move to more dynamic signage that offers the potential to adapt the message as necessary.  A new product suggests we might also be able to do it with the floor soon – www.stuff.tv/philips/led-carpets-could-banish-boring-floors-good/news.  The product uses LEDs in the carpet to be able to show...

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Wayfinding tech – does it help?

05

Jun 2013

Signage for me – personal navigation

A design firm in the US has produced a new signage product called Points which is connected to the internet and is a dynamic and flexible display.  It can take data from various sources including social media and then change the sign display and the direction it is pointing in response. On the surface this seems like a bit of fun.  At the moment you...

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Signage for me – personal navigation

05

Feb 2013

Impact of digital mapping on wayfinding

An interesting article in the New Scientist recently highlighted some of the emerging trends in digital mapping and how our experience of navigating spaces and environments is changing.  What does this mean for traditional methods of providing navigational information? The way in which we find our way is changing.  The coverage of mapping information from Google, Apple, Bing and others is getting increasingly comprehensive.  The...

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Impact of digital mapping on wayfinding

22

Dec 2011

The British Road Sign

Is there a better example of human-centered design than the road sign?  The Design Museum has recently added the UK road sign design to its collection recognising it as a classic. The standardisation and consistency of design means that we all understand them They are remarkably effective at transmitting the necessary information in the often short time that a driver had before they pass it. The brilliance, when the...

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The British Road Sign

22

Nov 2010

Can traffic light design work better for drivers?

In an earlier blog post (http://joetstubbs.co.uk/ccd/uncategorized/pedestrian-countdown-trial-in-london/) we talked about the trial that TfL were conducting with a countdown to provide more information to pedestrians on the time left before the lights change. We have now come across this conceptual design for traffic lights that provide similar countdown information to drivers – http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/11/18/sands-of-traffic-times/ There are some obvious ergonomics questions about whether the signs could be accurately...

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Can traffic light design work better for drivers?