There are several ways to provide interactive wayfinding to your target group (patients, members, employees, business contacts, etc).
Each of them have their own value and do not replace each other necessarily. While you can opt for one option only, for some situations it seems better to offer a combination.
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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. [...]