Wayfinding

December 18, 2015, 12pm PST
A new app called Walc makes navigating while walking easier to do. Even more ambitiously, Walc aims to make it easier to make the choice to walk, rather than drive.
Fast Coexist
September 28, 2013, 7am PDT
The creator of a lauded guerrilla wayfinding project for Raleigh has launched a new website that allows users to duplicate his compelling signage for their communities.
Pop-Up City
August 5, 2013, 7am PDT
London has always been a pedestrian-friendly city. But over the last decade the number of daily trips taken on foot in the city jumped by 12 percent, while walking declined nationwide. What explains the capital's pedestrian popularity?
The Economist
January 15, 2013, 8am PST
One out of ten New Yorkers gets lost every week, according to the city's Department of Transportation, and this does not include out-of-towners. In March, the city will begin installing 150 wayfinding signs to help pedestrians navigate their way.
The New York Observer
August 15, 2012, 10am PDT
With the Federal Highway Administration mandating mixed-case signage nationwide, New Yorkers are getting used to the city's new generation of street signs, writes David W. Dunlap.
The New York Times
March 6, 2012, 12pm PST
The inconsistent signage, representing 26 different public transportation systems in the Bay Area, leaves many riders feeling lost. Julie Caine describes the confusion and improvements underway.
Transportation Nation
February 24, 2012, 1pm PST
A widely publicized guerrilla wayfinding campaign meant to give helpful guidance and encouragement to those exploring the city of Raleigh on foot has been quashed by the City Planning Director, report Chelsea Kellner and Bruce Siceloff.
The News & Observer
February 9, 2012, 6am PST
Emily Badger reports on surreptitious wayfinding signage that has been appearing mysteriously under the cover of darkness in Raleigh.
The Atlantic Cities
February 1, 2012, 11am PST
Emily Badger explores the art of environmental graphic design, or wayfinding, and what it takes to strike the right balance between intuitive navigation and individual discovery.
The Atlantic Cities
September 23, 2011, 6am PDT
Part of this week's Urban Design Week in New York City, design duo Original Champions of Design present three solutions to a weak wayfinding system currently in place in the city's subways.
Fast Company
February 28, 2011, 8am PST
In Seoul, Korea, buses are color coded to indicate which direction they're going, and how quickly. John Calimente says the system "goes a long way towards solving the bus legibility problem."
re:place Magazine
March 8, 2010, 11am PST
Slate looks at the history and importance of signage and wayfinding design.
Slate.com
July 17, 2009, 8am PDT
A review of <em>The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places</em> by David Gibson finds it rich with great ideas for designing new systems, but lacking in ideas for fixing old ones.
re:place Magazine
May 22, 2009, 12pm PDT
MIT's SENSEable City Lab is featuring a prototype of a futuristic bus stop, complete with real-time route mapping, e-ink surfaces, and estimates of your exposure to pollutants along the way.
MIT's SENSEable City Lab
May 19, 2009, 2pm PDT
Metropolis Magazine interviews David Gibson about his new book, <em>The Way­finding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places.</em>
Metropolis Magazine
August 6, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Boing Boing reports on Axel Peemoeller's award-winning parking lot design, which has giant words that snap into focus when you stand (or drive) in the right position. </p>
Boing Boing