TAGGED: WAYFINDING

Finding your way: when all apps fail, signs are as important as ever

Finding your way: when all apps fail, signs are as important as everFEATURE: We live in an age where we are dominated by our mobile phones. Where does that leave wayfinding, asks Will Thompson.

Icon chosen as Glasgow 2014 wayfinding provider

Icon chosen as Glasgow 2014 wayfinding provider

NEWS: Icon has been chosen as the official provider for wayfinding and signage services at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Show me the way: wayfinding

Show me the way: wayfinding

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul explores the parameters for wayfinding signs, and wonders if they're becoming too complex in their design.

Local artist 'proud' to see artwork for Durham Heritage Coast welcome signs

Local artist 'proud' to see artwork for Durham Heritage Coast welcome signs

NEWS: Artist Jac Howard has seen her work used for new welcome signs and waymarkers installed in her hometown near Durham, UK.

City of Santa Cruz issues request for proposals for phase two of wayfinding project

City of Santa Cruz issues request for proposals for phase two of wayfinding project

NEWS: The City of Santa Cruz, California, USA, is hoping to get the second leg of its city-wide wayfinding project underway and has issued a request for proposals.

Stating the obvious: directional signage

Stating the obvious: directional signage

FEATURE: Being a frequent flier, the lack of signs and displays telling me where I should be going is becoming increasingly annoying.

Signage helps London become Europe's 'most accessible' city

Signage helps London become Europe's 'most accessible' city

NEWS: A survey has found that London is the easiest city in Europe to travel around, with signage systems suggested as among the reasons for its accessibility.

Stylos fingerposts chosen for Campbeltown wayfinding

NEWS: Argyll Signs has used Stylos fingerpost sign units for a tourist wayfinding project Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, according to the units' supplier William Smith.

Signbox set to complete wayfinding project in Berkshire

Signbox set to complete wayfinding project in Berkshire

NEWS: Signbox has revealed that its has successfully installed the first phase of a wayfinding signage undertaking at Winnersh IQ business park in Berkshire.

Every day is a signage day: first impressions of the display industry

Every day is a signage day: first impressions of the display industry

FEATURE: Dara Jegede gives her first thoughts on the ubiquitous nature of visual communications in society.

Growth predicted across the sign industry in ISA's first Market Monitor

NEWS: The International Sign Association has released its first industry Market Monitor.

Jewsons signage refit completed by TPS

Jewsons signage refit completed by TPS

NEWS: TPS Visual Communications has designed and delivered a design refit for building materials supplier Jewsons.

Fastsigns becomes Modulex North American distributor

Fastsigns becomes Modulex North American distributor

NEWS: Fastsigns has signed a deal with Modulex to become its second wayfinding signage systems distributor in the US and Canadian markets.

Spandex helps drive GB Rally Championships branding and signage

Spandex helps drive GB Rally Championships branding and signage

NEWS: Genesis Marketing has delivered event branding for the Wales Rally GB Championships, thanks to ImagePerfect media from Spandex.

Pierhouse retail survey provides food for thought

Pierhouse retail survey provides food for thought

BLOGS: Ben McCabe looks at the recent Pierhouse survey on customer experiences in retail and looks at what printers should take from it.

Allen Signs helps to rebrand University of Lincoln

Allen Signs helps to rebrand University of Lincoln

NEWS: Allen Signs has been contracted by the University of Lincoln to rebrand its city campus.

Dimedis to demonstrate wayfinding, display applications at Viscom Düsseldorf

NEWS: Dimedis is to exhibit its kompas digital signage software and kompas wayfinding system at Viscom Düsseldorf.

William Smith points the way with Barnsley town centre project

NEWS: William Smith has supplied 20 of its Stylos wayfinding signs and 51 traffic signs around Barnsley as part of a major improvement scheme.

ISE back on the right path for 2014 with improved navigation

NEWS: ISE is aiming to improve the visitor experience at its 2014 event at the RAI, Amsterdam by opening an extra entrance and amending its wayfinding as a response to one of the few criticisms of last year's show.

Judges announced for Sign Design Awards 2013

Judges announced for Sign Design Awards 2013

NEWS: The Sign Design Society has released the details of its judging panel for its Sign Design Awards 2013.

Exhibition area at Southbank Centre undergoes graphic transformation

Exhibition area at Southbank Centre undergoes graphic transformation

NEWS: BAF Graphics and KentLyons have developed a public exhibition at the Southbank Festival Wing in London with wayfinding graphics in multiple materials.

One week, two shows: European Sign Expo and Marketing Week Live

One week, two shows: European Sign Expo and Marketing Week Live

FEATURE: Geny Caloisi visited both European Sign Expo and Marketing Week Live, and reports on the most exciting elements of each event for the digital signage market.

The debutant steps out: European Sign Expo preview

The debutant steps out: European Sign Expo preview

FEATURE: Geny Caloisi assesses the analogue-meets-digital concept of European Sign Expo and what visitors can expect to find on the show floor.

Vista System wins design award for wayfinding products

Vista System wins design award for wayfinding products

NEWS: Signage solutions manufacturer Vista System International has won platinum 2013 Adex Awards for Design Excellence in two categories.

Sign Design Awards open for entries

Sign Design Awards open for entries

NEWS: The Sign Design Society is calling for entries for the fifth international Sign Design Awards, which recognise excellence in signage, systems and wayfinding.

Touchez agrees UK distribution deal for 3D Wayfinder

Touchez agrees UK distribution deal for 3D Wayfinder

NEWS: Touchez has announced that it will be the exclusive UK distributor for the 3D Wayfinder, an indoor wayfinding solution for multi-touch kiosks and tablets.

At the altar of digital signage: ISE 2013

At the altar of digital signage: ISE 2013

FEATURE: James Matthews-Paul gives a sermon previewing ISE 2013's educational programme and revealing where he reckons the holy grail can be found at this year's show.

Lintec shows the way around Legible London

NEWS: Lintec Graphic Films has commented on the selection of its Vitrocolour film by Transport for London as part of map sign system Legible London.

Spandex thinks inside the box with new modular range

Spandex thinks inside the box with new modular range

NEWS: A new range of modular sign systems from Spandex based on the company's Infopanel systems promises to make it easier to order standard products off the shelf.

Shoppers pointed the right way with new signs

Shoppers pointed the right way with new signs

NEWS: The Emka shopping centre in Koszalin, west Poland, now features new wayfinding signage installed by Rhema Press.

Icon:SLS dresses up for Jubilee Pageant

Icon:SLS dresses up for Jubilee Pageant

NEWS: Icon:SLS was involved in the Queen's Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant by delivering over 1,500 items of wayfinding and other signage.

Alex James hands Bostock and Pollitt wayfinding prize

Alex James hands Bostock and Pollitt wayfinding prize

NEWS: London design agency Bostock and Pollitt has won the Wayfinding and Environmental Graphics prize at the Design Week Awards.

Icon Prolab wins wayfinding contract for Dubai Airports

Icon Prolab wins wayfinding contract for Dubai Airports

NEWS: Icon Prolab has won a consultancy contract with Dubai Airports for its wayfinding signage.

Signs Express sponsors wayfinding prize in design awards

Signs Express sponsors wayfinding prize in design awards

NEWS: Signs Express is sponsoring the Wayfinding/Environmental Graphics category at the Design Week Awards.

Uruguay bank chooses Vista modular signage

NEWS: Suspended signs, wall frames and brochure stands from Vista System International have been installed at a bank in Uruguay.

Entries open for 2012 Viscom Digital Signage Best Practice Award

Entries open for 2012 Viscom Digital Signage Best Practice Award

NEWS: Viscom Frankfurt has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2012 Digital Signage Best Practice Award, which will now include a new Multichannel category.

Stylos fingerpost signs installed in Manchester regeneration project

Stylos fingerpost signs installed in Manchester regeneration project

NEWS: William Smith has won a tender to supply fingerpost signs to Northenden, Manchester. The wayfinding signs feature a 'Polo mint' cap.

'Floating' corner signs added to Vista System portfolio

'Floating' corner signs added to Vista System portfolio

NEWS: Vista System International has expanded its offering with a new Flat Corner Signs range, thanks to its recent acquisition of GreenSquare.

JCDecaux unveils media space at 'spectacular' new King's Cross concourse

JCDecaux unveils media space at 'spectacular' new King's Cross concourse

NEWS: The new concourse has opened at London's King's Cross station featuring a 'state-of-the-art' media space implemented by JCDecaux.

William Smith equips Greenway facelift with Sylos fingerposts for wayfinding

William Smith equips Greenway facelift with Sylos fingerposts for wayfinding

NEWS: William Smith has supplied the development of a new stretch of Greenway with Stylos fingerpost units for wayfinding.

FESPA Digital 2012 pt 3: the opportunity gamut

FESPA Digital 2012 pt 3: the opportunity gamut

FEATURE: In the last installation of his FESPA Digital 2012 round-up, James Matthews-Paul discusses attendance, user experience at corporate stands, problems with wayfinding and more.

US cinema chain adopts Real Digital Media digital signage

US cinema chain adopts Real Digital Media digital signage

NEWS: Real Digital Media's Neocast digital signage platform has been chosen by US company Rave Cinemas for the roll-out of digital menuboards, box office screens and other DOOH applications.

Live from ISE 2012: show review, day one

FEATURE: James Matthews-Paul reports from the first day of ISE 2012, taking place this week at the RAI in Amsterdam.

Icon battles 'driving sand' for Arab Games city dressing

Icon battles 'driving sand' for Arab Games city dressing

NEWS: Event branding company Icon has produced graphics, wayfinding and city dressing for the twelfth Arab Games, currently taking place in Qatar.

2011 review and 2012 preview: a move from the transient to the permanent for sign-making?

2011 review and 2012 preview: a move from the transient to the permanent for sign-making?

FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns starts Output's series of 2011 reviews and 2012 previews with her thoughts on sign-making.

Hull University comments on signagelive Display Edition

Hull University comments on signagelive Display Edition

NEWS: Hull University's Business School has commented on how it is using its digital signage system, signagelive Display Edition.

Touchscreen digital signage: uses, applications and advantages

Touchscreen digital signage: uses, applications and advantages

OPINION: You would be seriously mistaken to think that touchscreen digital signage is just another marketing novelty, says Thomas Fraser-Bacon of AllSee Technologies.

NSI combines wayfinding and wall graphics at King's College London

NSI combines wayfinding and wall graphics at King's College London

NEWS: Sign company NSI has completed a project for King's College London, UK which included window and wall graphics and directional signage in the Macadam Building on the university's Strand Campus.

Vista Healthcare Line signs installed in US hospital by Signarama

Vista Healthcare Line signs installed in US hospital by Signarama

NEWS: Signarama has recently installed a complete wayfinding solution in a hospital in Georgia, USA, using Vista System International's Healthcare Line signage products.

The evolution of digital signage: Viscom Düsseldorf Digital Signage Best Practice Award 2011

The evolution of digital signage: Viscom Düsseldorf Digital Signage Best Practice Award 2011

OPINION: The now established Digital Signage Best Practice Award scheme at the Viscom Düsseldorf trade fair reminds us how useful, lucrative and downright cool digital signage applications can be.

Mountain holiday resort to replace digital signage software with Omnivex

Mountain holiday resort to replace digital signage software with Omnivex

NEWS: Omnivex says Blue Mountain Resorts in Ontario, Canada is to replace its current three separate digital signage software solutions with the single Omnivex Moxie product.

Vista System provides wayfinding signage for Cambodian university

Vista System provides wayfinding signage for Cambodian university

NEWS: Signage solutions developer Vista System International has supplied signs including wayfinding to Global Visual, for installation at Zaman University in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Icon:SLS installs signage for Christie's Cowdray Park House auction

NEWS: Icon:SLS has installed wayfinding comprising both indoor and outdoor signage for international auction house Christie's.

NSI Klicks with fitness club on complete graphics package

NSI Klicks with fitness club on complete graphics package

NEWS: NSI has completed all the signage and graphics for nine clubs under the new Klick Fitness brand.

BAF Graphics helps create 'fun place to study' in Liverpool

BAF Graphics helps create 'fun place to study' in Liverpool

NEWS: A new building at Liverpool Community College, UK has been opened with a 'bright, colourful' atmosphere provided by 'print across every surface', courtesy of BAF Graphics.

Viscom names digital signage best practice award nominees

Viscom names digital signage best practice award nominees

NEWS: The shortlisted entries to the Viscom Düsseldorf Digital Signage Best Practice Awards have been revealed.

Getting the right sign design: Equality Act compliant signage

Getting the right sign design: Equality Act compliant signage

FEATURE: Accessibility to people with vision impairments is the leading concern of the Equality Act for sign-makers, but there are many more considerations to bear in mind.

Talking my language: multilingualism in signage

Talking my language: multilingualism in signage

FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns discusses the issue of multilingualism in signs.

National Maritime Museum Makes it Clear with new wayfinding system

NEWS: Make it Clear has coordinated the design, production and installation of a new wayfinding system to accompany the National Maritime Museum's Sammy Ofer Wing expansion.

Icon on the green with Scottish Open project

Icon on the green with Scottish Open project

NEWS: Signage and branding company Icon has commented on the work it completed for the Barclays Scottish Open golf tournament in July.

Kansas hotel launches digital signage system from Four Winds Interactive

Kansas hotel launches digital signage system from Four Winds Interactive

NEWS: Four Winds Interactive has launched a digital signage system, described as state of the art, at the Sheraton Overland Park hotel in Kansas, USA.

Hat-Trick Design revamps south London estate with wayfinding project

Hat-Trick Design revamps south London estate with wayfinding project

NEWS: London-based Hat-Trick Design has commented on a signage and wayfinding scheme it is undertaking for Stockwell Park and Robsart Village, a south London housing estate.

Zu-An guides the way in Warsaw shopping centre

Zu-An guides the way in Warsaw shopping centre

NEWS: Vista System International has released details on a retail signage project completed recently in Poland.

The importance of touch: the Equality Act and signage

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the changes to legislation for tactile signs and how design and essential functionality can be combined.

NSI puts signage First with gym project

NSI puts signage First with gym project

NEWS: Sign manufacturer NSI has completed a project for the recently refurbished Fitness First gym in Uxbridge.

Trail signage and interpretation panels 'aim to reduce human impact'

Trail signage and interpretation panels 'aim to reduce human impact'

NEWS: A new signage system comprising trail wayfinding and interpretative panels has been unveiled in Canada designed to diminish the effect of human presence on the environment.

Interactive retail kiosk helps shoppers with product search

NEWS: Jibestream has commented on the success of its interactive kiosk deployment in a branch of Canadian Tire in Toronto, which aims to help customers find products with a combination of media.

Healthcare-setting signage range launched by Vista

Healthcare-setting signage range launched by Vista

NEWS: Vista System International has introduced a 'unique' new range of signage solutions designed specifically for use in healthcare environments.

Scala the 'logical choice' to power digital signage overhaul in Christie EMEA office

Scala the 'logical choice' to power digital signage overhaul in Christie EMEA office

NEWS: Scala's technology has been chosen to drive a new digital signage network that was recently installed at the revamped EMEA headquarters of Christie.

Visix to demonstrate digital signage software at InfoComm

Visix to demonstrate digital signage software at InfoComm

NEWS: The upcoming InfoComm show in Orlando, Florida, is to include software firm Visix amongst its Digital Signage Pavilion exhibitors, the company has revealed.

Newly launched Omnivex software to be showcased at InfoComm

Newly launched Omnivex software to be showcased at InfoComm

NEWS: Canadian digital signage software firm Omnivex will demonstrate the newest version of its Moxie package, 6.08, at the InfoComm trade show in Orlando, Florida, it says.

Vista takes to the water with yacht club signage

Vista takes to the water with yacht club signage

NEWS: Vista System International has supplied custom-designed wall frames for a signage renovation project at Sarasota Yacht Club in Sarasota, Florida, USA.

Morgan Signs completes hospital wayfinding with Vista

Morgan Signs completes hospital wayfinding with Vista

NEWS: Vista System International has released details on a project completed by Cardiff sign-maker Morgan Signs, using its flexible modular sign system.

Al Barq Digital extends digital signage footprint with new contracts

Al Barq Digital extends digital signage footprint with new contracts

NEWS: Al Barq Digital has announced the addition of two new shopping centres to its digital signage portfolio.

New ASI signage solution offers 'high-design look with cutting-edge applications'

NEWS: ASI has launched a new indoor wayfinding signage solution, Macer Interior, designed to incorporate a panel holder that performs as a hinge without gaps between the two sections.

Vista releases signage solutions designed for libraries

Vista releases signage solutions designed for libraries

NEWS: Vista System International has announced the launch of a new range of signage products designed especially for use in libraries.

Screen's breakfast briefing 'excellent opportunity' to see 'real-world applications'

Screen's breakfast briefing 'excellent opportunity' to see 'real-world applications'

NEWS: It has been announced that Battersea Power Station, London, will be the backdrop for The Screen's latest breakfast briefing, which will examine the development of digital signage in education and wayfinding.

Vista System raises the curtain on performing arts college signs

Vista System raises the curtain on performing arts college signs

NEWS: Indigo Signworks has installed a new system of multidirectional post signs at a performing arts facility in the USA, using Modular Curved Frame Technology signage from Vista System International.

Medical centre receives new wayfinding signage with Vista

Medical centre receives new wayfinding signage with Vista

NEWS: A complete wayfinding signage package has been installed in a medical centre in Poland, using solutions from Vista System International, the company has announced.

NEC visitors assisted with AllSee digital signage

NEC visitors assisted with AllSee digital signage

NEWS: The NEC in Birmingham, the largest exhibition centre in the UK, has used AllSee Technologies's digital signage to help visitors navigate the facility and display advertising, the provider has revealed.

Navaho to direct visitors around Confex 'world of discovery'

Navaho to direct visitors around Confex 'world of discovery'

NEWS: UK digital signage company Navaho has announced that it will be both providing and exhibiting digital out-of-home (DOOH) solutions at the upcoming International Confex 2011, which will be held at London's Earls Court from March 1st to 3rd.

Vista gets a hold on wayfinding at wrestling centre

Vista gets a hold on wayfinding at wrestling centre

NEWS: Vista System International has revealed signage using its Modular Curved Frame Technology (MCFT) has been installed at a US wrestling facility.

AllSee Technologies helps bring 'signage into the digital age'

AllSee Technologies helps bring 'signage into the digital age'

NEWS: AllSee Technologies has announced that two of its freestanding digital posters were used at the Hospitality Show 2011, which was held last week in Birmingham.

Vista shows the way for Spanish students

NEWS: Sign products manufacturer Vista System reports that one of its wayfinding solutions has been installed at the University of Valencia Science Park in Spain.

Vista supplies 'sturdy' signage to shopping centre

Vista supplies 'sturdy' signage to shopping centre

NEWS: South African company EG Maud and Sons has chosen Vista System International's Modular Curved Frame Technology signage for an installation in Stoneridge Shopping Centre in Edenvale.

Omnivex displays pair of wayfinding software packages

Omnivex displays pair of wayfinding software packages

NEWS: Two of Omnivex's software packages, which can be used for dynamic interactive wayfinding, Moxie and GPSLink, were on show at this week's Customer Engagement Technology World (CETW).

New HP solution hopes to unlock low-end digital signage market

NEWS: Technology giant HP has launched an 'out-of-the-box' digital signage solution which it says provides the first genuine turnkey option for the entry-level market.

Scotland's countryside signage updated by Sign Industries

NEWS: Metal sign producer Sign Industries has been commissioned by the Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society (ScotWays) to manufacture new destination markers for Scotland's countryside areas.

College wins sustainability status with help from 'green' wayfinding

NEWS: A US college has achieved official recognition for its environmental design, thanks in part to its choice of sustainable wayfinding signage.

Gauteng gets on track with Vista wayfinding

NEWS: Wayfinding signage from Vista System has been installed at railway stations in the South African province of Gauteng, where a new rapid rail network has been constructed.

Councils urged to remove 'unnecessary' street signs

Councils urged to remove 'unnecessary' street signs

NEWS: Council leaders in England have been urged to reduce the amount of 'unnecessary' street signs by the government, with communities secretary Eric Pickles stating that the character of towns was being damaged by 'clutter'.

Vista System goes back to school in Madrid

Vista System goes back to school in Madrid

NEWS: Vista System has announced its wayfinding sign frames have been used in Madrid's Department of Education, Spain.

Light Tape illuminates the Farnborough International Air Show

NEWS: Light Tape made a recent appearance on the floor of the week-long Farnborough International Air Show.

Wayfinding function added to Xpresenter

NEWS: X2O Media says its new PowerPoint Wayfinder add-in for its X2O’s Xpresenter digital signage platform will allow users to add interactive maps to its content.

Hollanders Output Recruit EnFocus