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 [...]
[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 [...]
(August 17-2011, State College PA, USA)
It is often jokingly said that the national symbol for a hospital is ‘the Crane’. To keep up with regulations and service levels many hospitals appear to be in a constant state of re-organization. While hospitals make an excellent effort in keeping this as unnoticeable as possible for their patients/vis [...]
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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 [...]
Hospital Wayfinding: There is no excuse for a visitor to get lost in your building again, ever.
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The following describes a full circle interactive wayfinding system for a Hospital:
On-site, through a LCD touch screen and use of Smart-Phone;
Online, through an online wayfinding system attached to your homepage
With d [...]
A good wayfinding system shows clearly, and to-the-point:
Where am I
How do I get there
Where am I?
1. You Are Here!
‘You Are Here!’ needs to be the first thing that draws the attention. Represented as a blinking dot or otherwise clear indicator on the map of your building.
By showing the visitors’ loca [...]