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Improving Design Outcomes through Public Engagement

Posted in Case Study, City Wayfinding, Civic, Civic Wayfinding, Corbin Client News, County Wayfinding, Government, Healthcare, Healthcare Wayfinding, Hospital Wayfinding, Regional Wayfinding, Wayfinding Concept on March 10th, 2016 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

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

We led a prototype process on the interior of this complex medical campus to test proposed logic changes and as a “proof of concept” for wayfinding tools. The exercise was designed to… More...

3/4/16 UPDATE: FHWA’s U-Turn on Clearview

Posted in City Wayfinding, Civic, Civic Wayfinding, College Wayfinding, Commentary, County Wayfinding, Regional Wayfinding, University Wayfinding on March 4th, 2016 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

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

FHWA’s U-Turn on Clearview

Posted in City Wayfinding, Civic, Civic Wayfinding, College Wayfinding, Commentary, County Wayfinding, Regional Wayfinding, University Wayfinding on February 18th, 2016 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment
The Clearview font has been used in multiple civic wayfinding systems across the country.

The Clearview font has been used in multiple civic wayfinding systems across the country.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has terminated its interim approval for use of the Clearview font. After 24 years of testing, the FHWA has determined that this font, which… More...

Taking Buffalo by Storm

Posted in Case Study, City Wayfinding, Civic, College Wayfinding, Education, Healthcare, Healthcare Wayfinding on December 19th, 2014 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Buff_BNMCWith a nod to the impressive winter weather this upstate New York region experiences, Corbin Design has recently completed two comprehensive exterior wayfinding projects: Buffalo State, a SUNY college, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).

Located roughly three miles apart, each project presented similar challenges, but for very different audiences:

  • They are integrated within the dense

Forest Park Unveils New Wayfinding System

Posted in Case Study, Civic, Civic Wayfinding, Corbin Client News on July 18th, 2014 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment
FPF Executive Director Lesley Hoffarth and City Parks Director Gary Bess unveil the first of 200+ new wayfinding signs being installed in the park. Photo credit: Forest Park Forever

FPF Executive Director Lesley Hoffarth and City Parks Director Gary Bess unveil the first of 200+ new wayfinding signs being installed in the park. Photo credit: Forest Park Forever

Latest Wayfinding Research: Places

Posted in Behavioral Science, Civic Wayfinding, Healthcare Wayfinding, research, University Wayfinding, Wayfinding Concept, White Paper on April 22nd, 2014 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

libraryThis is the third of three posts related to the article referenced below:

As a member of the Center for Health Design, we have access to research documents that cover a variety of topics related to wayfinding. In this post, we’re summarizing findings from the most current article*, which provides an overview of wayfinding challenges in a variety of… More...

Calgary wayfinding wins local, international awards

Posted in City Wayfinding, Civic, Corbin Client News, Wayfinding Concept on October 7th, 2013 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe City of Calgary is turning heads with its streetscape improvements in the Centre City. One great example is The City of Calgary’s wayfinding program, an integrated signage system which helps people easily locate points of interest in the greater downtown area and enhances people’s confidence to venture out and explore Calgary.

On October 7, 2013, the… More...

Calgary City Centre article published in Sign Media Canada

Posted in Case Study, Civic, Civic Wayfinding, Corbin Client News, Published Article, Wayfinding Concept on July 15th, 2013 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment
The article features photography from Clint Douthitt, Corbin Design Senior Designer.

The article features photography from Clint Douthitt, Senior Designer.

Corbin Design has collaborated with Calgary’s Centre City Implementation group to write a comprehensive article on the recently installed pedestrian and transit wayfinding program. An excerpt from the article’s introduction sets the table for the detailed descriptions… More...

Frisco Wayfinding Kiosk Installation

Posted in City Wayfinding, Civic, Corbin Client News on June 4th, 2013 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment
Artisans put the finishing touches on the tile inlays

Artisans put the finishing touches on the tile inlays

We’re excited to post a progress photo of our Frisco TX pedestrian kiosks – the tile work is amazing, and they’re almost finished!

For the story on the complete project, see our previous blog post.

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The Reality of your Surroundings: Industry Experts on EGD Trends

Posted in City Wayfinding, Civic, Civic Wayfinding, Corbin Client News, Education, Published Article, University Wayfinding on May 30th, 2013 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Signs of the TimesCorbin Design projects and point of view are featured in the June, 2013 issue of Signs of the Times magazine:

The Reality of Your Surroundings | Industry experts discuss EGD Trends

The article, which appears on pages 56 and 57, covers a number of different types of Environmental Graphic Design market segments, and serves as a good overview… More...