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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...

Tech: Just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD.

Posted in College Wayfinding, Education, Healthcare, Healthcare Wayfinding, Hospital Wayfinding, Published Article, Social Media and Technology, University Wayfinding, White Paper on March 19th, 2015 by Mark VanderKlipp – 1 Comment

“Do we need a digital signage solution, or maybe an app?”

Technology solutions often fall short of expectations, leaving users uninformed.

Technology solutions often fall short of expectations, leaving users uninformed and unimpressed.

Our institutional clients are increasingly asking  these questions. While much has been written about the capability and potential of a number of interactive tools… 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

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...

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...

Corbin Design at SCUP-48 Annual Conference

Posted in College Wayfinding, Education, Speaking Engagements, University Wayfinding, Upcoming Event on May 29th, 2013 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Corbin Design has been invited to teach and share experiences at the premier event for higher education planners: the Society for College and University Planners (SCUP) annual conference. Scheduled for July 27-31 in San Diego, the conference theme of ‘Cultivating Integration’ will feature presentations from the nation’s top minds in higher education planning. The program is designed to include speakers from academic, student, financial, physical… More...

“Do we need an app?”

Posted in Education, Social Media and Technology, Wayfinding Return on Investment, White Paper on December 10th, 2012 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Increasingly we are asked this question by many of our institutional clients. While much has been written about the capability and potential of a number of interactive tools, we’d like you to consider the appropriateness of technology for your institution with stories from organizations whose priority is doing it right rather than doing it quickly. With regard to technology, remember this maxim: ‘just because you can, doesn’t mean you should’… More...

UNL Implements Wayfinding Recommendations

Posted in Education, Wayfinding Concept on September 14th, 2012 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

As the University of Nebraska-Lincoln rolls out their Campus Master Plan, they are building campus boundary markers and entrance features specified in Corbin Design’s wayfinding recommendations. An article in The Daily Nebraskan explains how these features will enhance the visitor experience at UNL:

UNL news director Kelly Bartling said the university hired Corbin Design from Traverse City, Mich., five years ago to look at the campus and make suggestions about things like… More...

Corbin Design featured in e-Zine article

Posted in Civic, Education, Entertainment/Resort, Healthcare, Where We Work on February 1st, 2012 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Our work has been showcased as part of a series on “Placemaking” within Northwestern Michigan’s Second Wave online magazine. The article features several projects from our portfolio, and an explanation of the phrase “Good design goes unnoticed.”

Read the article here.