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Posts Tagged ‘Design’

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...

Managing Patient Information: Public vs. Private Space

Posted in Healthcare, Wayfinding Concept, White Paper on December 11th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

In our healthcare work, we often face the critical question of how to manage competing interests in patient room signage. With so much potential information that could be displayed, what should be? What specific functionality does staff need to effectively do their jobs? How much precautionary information should be shared with visitors? Finally, what about the patient’s privacy concerns?

We’d like to explore the issue a bit further, starting… More...

Ann Arbor Project Launches

Posted in Government on October 7th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

“We are all so enormously proud of the way this project turned out…!” More...

Nobody is as smart as everybody

Posted in Points of Interest on September 24th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Taking a cue from “Mavericks At Work,” we’ve instituted a new segment here at Corbin Design that takes advantage of our (previously hidden) expertise and turns our design minds to a most pressing problem: how to develop the kinds of new business that can continue to sustain us, especially in these challenging times.

The Corbin Team took time out on a Wednesday afternoon to tackle this problem in… More...

The Cobbler’s Children

Posted in Government, Where We Work on September 4th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Remember the adage that this old guy’s kids don’t have any shoes? No longer true in Traverse City: our own downtown now sports a Corbin Designed wayfinding system!

Given that Traverse City is a year-round destination for shopping, festivals, epicurean events, outdoor recreation and all-around fun, the environment needed to respond to the expressed needs of visitors getting lost, and merchants who wanted to bring those visitors to their… 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

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

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...