Navigation from place to place is a fundamental human activity and an integral part of everyday life.
Where are you? Where are you heading to? People use their knowledge and previous experiences to find their way in the build environment.
Wayfinding has the function to inform people of the surroundings in the (unfamiliar) build environment, it is important to show information at strategic points to guide people into the right directions.
When creating signage please apply the following principles:
- Do not make them think:
Create a comprehensive, clear and consistent visuals with concise messaging.
- Show only what is needed:
Show information which is relevant to the space, location and / or navigation path.
- Remove excessive information:
Remove unnecessary elements to create a clear visual environment ahead.
- Brand only if necessary
Not every sign needs a logo, many signs have only an information function such as way-finding signs, security signs, …