Task Three:

Documentation

A wayfinding system is so much more than a well-designed sign. In our documentation phase, we work on determining the location and messaging each sign will have to navigate visitors from start to finish. 

Sign Location Plan

Using floor plans and site plans we plot the ideal location for signage from a wayfinding perspective. We’ll collaborate with civil engineers, architects, landscape designers, and ensure compliance with ADA regulations to note locations for identification and wayfinding signage. For exterior signs, we set up cones of visibility to ensure that the signs are easily read from a distance. During this phase, we will also perform a site visit to verify locations and confirm measurements of the space. The sign location plan is the start of our documentation package and works in conjunction with other documents to denote sign locations for the entire wayfinding system. 

Sign Message Schedule 

The Sign Message Schedule works with the sign location plan document to determine the messaging and content for each sign. We’ll take the approved logic and destination list, and apply it to each sign in the program. We ensure that the visitors will have the necessary information to find their destination and the supporting signs along the way to lead them there. Together, the design intent drawings, sign location plan, and sign message schedule comprise of a bid-ready package for fabricators to use as a guide to make the system reality. 

Staff Education

For a wayfinding system to be successful, it is important to have buy-in and support from the staff and stewards of the system. We’ll develop a brief document displaying the sign design aesthetic, highlight any new or changed terminology, and how the system best works together. This helps ensure necessary changes are made to web content, pre-visit communications, and other touchpoints beyond those provided by Corbin Design, and that the visitor experience is thought through.