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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...

Commentary: The Case for Human-Centered Healthcare Design

Posted in Commentary, Healthcare, Healthcare Wayfinding, Hospital Wayfinding, Wayfinding Concept on January 5th, 2016 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

In a December, 2015 Point of View¬†article¬†in Metropolis Magazine, Zachary Loudin expands on an observation made by Dr. Mitchell Rabkin in Harvard Medicine’s Winter 2015 issue about the point of view of the “vertical doctor” and the “horizontal patient.” In it, Loudin makes the case that the designers of healthcare spaces need to view the environment through the patient’s eyes in order to understand how to advance healthcare… More...