The outside world is perfectly served with the wayfinder we have in our car and with Google Maps on our Android phone. Try to imagine your life without it.
Indoor it is a different story.
For a manageable solution that offers routes, enough detail and tools and where you are the boss over the advertisements, you have to turn to a digital wayf [...]
Digital Wayfinding: Where Things Are
The Intimidation Wears Off
More and more are we getting used to the Mobile Personal Computer a.k.a. Smart-Phone. In fact, with some people it has already grown into an additional limb. We call, we chat, we update our status and message each other all day long. Being the social animals that we are, the so [...]
First, let’s bust a couple of myths surrounding the Digital Wayfinding Application cost (with your permission, Adam and Jamie).
It is expensive to Create a Digital Wayfinding System…
Not True. A one-building hospital can have a Digital Wayfinding System for around US$25k. That includes a Wayfinding Application on a Kiosk and a Wa [...]
One of the questions I frequently receive :
What is the best way to display the Digital Wayfinding Application? On a Kiosk, the Web or on a Mobile Phone?
This is indeed a very good question because everyone wants the investment to pay off. To be as effective as possible.
In Digital Wayfinding terms: The Wayfinding Application should be able [...]
Client / Server Application
Server handles the processing of the data, and delivering the requested content. The Client, whether it is web, mobile or kiosk, displays the requested data.
Turn-Key or Software Only
Full Development or partly DIY (Floor plan design)
On-Site or Off-Site
Internet or Intran [...]
A wayfinding system inside your building consists of fixed directional signage; arrows throughout the building, a directory on the wall at the entrance, maybe even colored lines on the floor indicating directions to a certain department.
Sometimes fixed signage just can’t seem to solve the ongoing wayfinding chal [...]
1. Ability to make instant updates, providing the latest maps and directions to the audience.
2. Happy customers, by providing instant directions to everything your facility has to offer (Departments, Stores, Staff, Products, etc.), but also to restrooms, fire extinguishers, emergency exits.
3. The Building or Campus is a challenge to navig [...]
[A question from one of the readers]
Sorry to bother you again but I found something very interesting on your site with regards to “on campus mobile wayfinding used for smart phones, for indoor and outdoor usage” would you able to be more specific and maybe even give me the name of the application used.
Furthermore there is a term [...]
State College, April 3rd, 2012
Indoor Digital Wayfinding 2012
Wayfinding has been the domain of traditional static wayfinding signage since the beginning of times. “Has been”, as in the last decade, digital wayfinding for outdoor environments initiated a very successful new way of wayfinding. First in the [...]