- 12 video lessons (58 Mins)
Browse Course Chapters
2.What is Good Wayfinding?1 min
3.Beginning With The End4 mins
4.Designing a System5 mins
5.The Strategy5 mins
6.The Design Intent6 mins
7.Location Plan and Message Schedule4 mins
9.Phasing and Implemenation6 mins
11.Care and Feeding6 mins
12.Concluding Thoughts2 mins
What You Will Learn
- Know the various outputs (documents) needed for developing a wayfinding system.
- Understand the difference between a sign, a sign-type, and a whole wayfinding system.
- Understand the difference between policy/strategy, design intent, and guidelines.
- Be aware of the elements of working with your fabricator, after tender award.
- Know some common ways to divide up a sign program, and the considerations for how/why to choose one over another.
- Be able to list the main maintenance concerns.
Wayfinding is the art and science of guiding people through public spaces. Roads and trails, parks and squares, campuses, transit terminals, hospitals, and airports are all places where people need help finding their way through unfamiliar environments. Often overlooked, wayfinding is important for urban design, accessibility, and economic development. Visitors want to know: What can I do in this place? Am I welcome? How do I find the destination I'm looking for? Signage is one of the most common solutions.
In this course, Canadian planner Adam Fine takes you step by step through the process of creating a wayfinding signage system for municipalities, including the design process, implementation, costing, and working with sign fabricators.
Learn these skills
- Bicycle Planning
- Communications & Media
- Parks & Recreation
- Pedestrian Planning
- Urban Design
This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.