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Slate Magazine series on wayfinding signage

Posted in Uncategorized on March 21st, 2010 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Julia Turner, Deputy Editor at Slate Magazine, has written an excellent series of articles on wayfinding signage. Mark VanderKlipp was interviewed for the last in the series on GPS technology and how it affects traditional wayfinding approaches. Will the GPS ever completely replace signs? And do technology tools degrade our innate abilities to find our way?

When you link to the articles, make sure you read the comments on each. Great conversations about wayfinding!

View the GPS article here
Read the entire series here

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Corbin Design, a national leader in wayfinding planning and signage design, announced Shelley Steele has been named President. Steele formerly served as vice president of marketing.

As president, Steele is primarily responsible for the vision and direction of Corbin Design as well as the internal leadership and management of the staff. In her new role, she will continue to oversee business development and marketing.

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As we develop wayfinding systems for a variety of clients, we appreciate how public engagement is critical to the design process. Here, we share two examples from recent client groups and the outcomes of those sessions:

Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans LA

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The FHWA has issued a clarification on the ruling it issued on January 25, 2016 terminating the Interim Approval of Clearview as an alternate font to the MUTCD. With regard to community wayfinding signage systems, the use of alternate fonts is still possible.

To summarize:

  • Projects currently in fabrication do not need to comply.
  • To the extent possible, projects currently in design should switch to the

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