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Citizen commentary

Posted in Government, Where We Work on August 24th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

This was submitted today on our Web site’s contact form. Always great to hear from the people using our wayfinding systems!

Dear Corbin Design folks,

I moved away from TC about 15 years ago. When I got to Bloomington, Indiana, my next town, signs I recognized as a Corbin project popped up all over downtown, then I found them in Indianapolis. Two months ago, I move back to… More...

FileMaker DevCon 2009

Posted in Points of Interest on August 19th, 2009 by Rick Stringer – Be the first to comment

Corbin Design has had FileMaker Pro in our software arsenal since the early ’90s. However, we were not using it to its potential. We had some basic databases that someone here had started for our sign message schedules. Everyone just cloned that file made a few adjustments, and went on with their business. It was just another application for us. Then last year all of that changed… More...

Finding Your Way at 8,000 Feet

Posted in Entertainment/Resort, Government, Points of Interest on July 30th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

A new article in American Trails magazine about the Corbin-designed wayfinding plan for the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.

Link to the full article

Communicate To The Public

Posted in White Paper on July 21st, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Train and orient your team to speak in one consistent voice

Think about how many people in your organization have contact with the public on a daily basis. A key encounter could happen anywhere: in a hallway, on the street, on the phone or online.

If you’re a parent, you know about teachable moments, right? Each of these encounters is an opportunity to create awareness for… More...

Design goes old school

Posted in Government, Points of Interest, Where We Work on July 16th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Sometimes it’s just better to do things the old way – here designers Jeff Frank and Gene Ullery-Smith are developing wayfinding logic and locations along a stretch of Interstate 64 in St. Louis. If they’d had some matchbox cars, they would have REALLY had fun!

Gene and Jeff lay it all out for St. Louis

People get lost. Here’s why.

Posted in Points of Interest, Wayfinding Concept on July 8th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

A wonderful new book by Colin Ellard describes the psychology behind orientation – or disorientation – and how we as humans have evolved to depend on tools rather than our instincts to navigate this confusing globe.

Here are some key facts from the book that we found interesting:

Colin Ellard on You Are Here

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Getting Lost

  1. Take the time to

Intuitive Cues Influence Behavior

Posted in Wayfinding Concept, White Paper on July 8th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

These are very real problems for most people. You know that visceral feeling you get when you’re lost, when you feel like you’ve made a mistake and now you’ve got to find your way out of it. More...

The Voice of the Patient

Posted in Healthcare, White Paper on July 8th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

The foundation of good design is research, and the best way to research is to listen to the voice of the patient. More...

Healing Hands Straight Ahead

Posted in Healthcare on July 8th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

When Clarian Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana, opened in October, the facility boasted new exterior and interior wayfinding designed and developed by Corbin Design. More...

Artistic License

Posted in Government, Wayfinding Concept on July 8th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

A new system of vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding signs in downtown Tulsa draws its design inspiration and color palette from the city’s abundance of Art Deco architecture, including the Jazz Hall of Fame and downtown lampposts. More...