As a discipline wayfinding design is quite specialised, and requires experienced designers who are able to develop a clear strategy for how people will navigate a place.
Wayfinding is not just about signs!
It involves establishing intuitive wayfinding through the architectural and landscape design, creating pedestrian and vehicular flows as people approach, enter and move through a place toward their destination and identifying key areas for providing information, orientation and direction through signage.
It is also about providing equitable access to everyone.
A successful wayfinding strategy considers a variety of visitors needs and how their journey through the site can be assisted through progressive disclosure of relevant information at the right time.
The success of any project largely depends on the quality output of the entire design team.
Wayfinding designers often work collaboratively with urban planners, architects, landscape designers and a range of other consultants.
An experienced wayfinding designer understands more than just graphic design of signs. They will consider how the wayfinding fits within the overall design and flow, and how signage can integrate with the architectural vision, materiality and functional requirements of a building or space.
Providing detailed documentation for construction is a key part of a signage designers role. With clear and concise documentation
and specifications, signage can be constructed to a high quality standard without the need
for improvisation or changes by signage contractors.
Wayfinding signage systems need to also meet current Building Code compliance requirements and Australian Standards for accessibility.
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