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 [...]
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 [...]
Indoor Digital Wayfinding System: Kiosk or Touch Screen LCD?
Touch Screen LCD
Here is why:
A LCD screen is typically larger than the display offered on a kiosk. With a lot of room to play with on a LCD, the content is more spread around, causing it to have a lot more white-space (rest-areas). Without losing a lot of white-space, more conte [...]
Components of Electronic Wayfinding System
This is the runtime version of the wayfinding system’s GUI (Graphical User Interface) that resides on the Kiosk or Webpage. It looks sharp, well-designed and easy to understand for the user.
One of the perks of a digital wayfinding system is that it can be updated down-the-road to keep the digital situation in-sync with the real world situation. This perk also happens to be the biggest advantage of digital wayfinding over static wayfinding (fixed signs).
And one step up….
One of the perks of a great digital wayfinding syste [...]
Interactive Indoor Wayfinding Systems
This should probably be one of the first articles you need to read, if you are faced with the challenge to provide an interactive wayfinding system for your building or campus, to improve the experience of ‘getting around’.
As mentioned in previous articles, the reason for improving wayfinding [...]
Graphical-Driven Wayfinding System: pulls up, on-request, pre-made maps with directions. This ‘cutting-corners’ technique is mostly used by developers who do not have the knowledge of ‘computing directions’ based on fastest, easiest, preferred, emergency,closed off, one-way or two-way and accessible labels of the indiv [...]
The large venture companies that provide us outdoor route generators haven’t bothered themselves with Indoor Wayfinding Systems just yet.
“Why is that?”, you ask.
Well, for one, it is extremely complicated to find one solution that fits all, the only kind of deal they would be interested in. It’s like inventing one-si [...]
Electronic or Digital Wayfinding Systems generate directions upon request (interactive) through a Kiosk, LCD Touchscreen, an Internet Webpage or Mobile Device.
To get a good idea of where we are heading with indoor interactive wayfinding, it is a good to look at where we are now with the existing trendsetters, the outdoor wayfinding systems. [...]
Whats up with the growing interest in Indoor Interactive Wayfinding?
The demand was always there.
Older buildings were built with practicality and functionality in mind. Static wayfinding signs help to get around, but can’t solve the problem completely, but it was all there was. Now those companies and institutions grab the opportunity [...]