Clint Douthitt in Nov 2010 College Planning & Management

Posted in Education, Wayfinding Concept on November 24th, 2010 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

The most obvious test of a campus signage system is if it leads you where you need to go. That isn’t as simple as it sounds, however. “A good integrated wayfinding system should almost go unnoticed; when it’s working correctly, you can easily navigate through any environment,” said Clint Douthitt, senior designer at Traverse City, MI-based Corbin Design.

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Corbin President Presents to the Grand Vision

Posted in Government, Wayfinding Concept, Where We Work on July 30th, 2010 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Recently Mark VanderKlipp, Corbin Design’s President, developed a presentation for local leaders in the Grand Vision initiative here in Northwest Lower Michigan. Citing wayfinding projects throughout North America as examples, he described how other regions are becoming unified both perceptually and physically.Mark VanderKlipp's Grand Vision Interview

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Designing a Firm, Designing a Life: SEGD Principals and Partners

Posted in Social Media and Technology, White Paper on July 19th, 2010 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

For many of us, the conversation was as much about designing a life as it was about design firm management. More...

Quad Cities Mayors Speak to the Value of Wayfinding

Posted in Government, Points of Interest, Wayfinding Concept on July 2nd, 2010 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

A blog post on the Quad Cities CVB Web site addresses in detail (much better than we could!) the anticipated benefit to the region once a comprehensive wayfinding signage program was implemented. Joe Taylor, President of the Quad Cities CVB, was a dedicated project champion and truly brought the region together in support of this initiative. More...

Hablamos Juntos In The News

Posted in Behavioral Science, Healthcare, Wayfinding Concept on June 17th, 2010 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

We led the project to develop baseline research around the existing conditions for those with limited English proficiency, whether they speak another language or have physical limitations, then improve the experience using icons in wayfinding signage. More...

IDA Releases Position Paper on USDOT Strategic Plan

Posted in Government, White Paper on June 11th, 2010 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Downtown development maximizes the value and use of transportation infrastructure through compact development. By their very nature, downtowns support livable communities, economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability constructs of the USDOT’s Strategic Plan. More...

You Are Here: Interview with author Colin Ellard (part 1 of 3)

Posted in Behavioral Science, Points of Interest, White Paper on June 8th, 2010 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

We’re poised at the threshold of doing absolutely brilliant things at the interface of design and psychology. More...

Allowing Creativity to Flow: How Corbin Designs Business

Posted in Wayfinding Concept, Where We Work on May 18th, 2010 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

“We listen closely to our clients and what their end users need. We also watch trends in the economy and society to verify that information. Because everyone at some point gets lost, or at least disoriented, we have a broad pool of experience to draw from.” More...

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?

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The Value of Collaboration

Posted in Points of Interest, White Paper on February 7th, 2010 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Design IntelligenceA new article I had the pleasure of writing for the January/February edition of Design Intelligence, this exploration of the larger issues around a given project challenge encourages us all to look deeper at our clients’ challenges, our networks and ourselves. It proposes a renewed focus on collaboration, rather than competition, to find solutions to our society’s… More...