Task Two

System Design

A great wayfinding system needs to be informative and attractive. During our system design phase, we'll work on designing a beautiful sign system that considers and complements the architecture, interior design, environmental factors, brand and wayfinding goals. 

Concept Development 

After discussions during the analysis with the core team and stakeholders, and additional research, we will then begin the design development for the wayfinding signage. Typically, this will include two unique concepts featuring inspiration from the environment, architecture, interior design, and brand. We’ll develop three sign types for each concept to showcase the range of the expanded array and how certain features will tie the program together. We’ll then present the designs to the core team and discuss each design and its inspiration thoroughly, and work with you to refine the design direction and sign concepts. 

Color and Material Selection 

Whether the goal is to complement an existing brand or create a standout sign system (or even both!) our team will work with you to evaluate color options for the system. We consider all lighting conditions the system will be used in and adjust the design appropriately. The longevity of your system is also an important consideration as materials are selected for the environment in which the system will exist. We keep up to date on the latest fabrication methods so that your chosen colors will be presented in the best material and finish to meet your needs. 

Community Input

Often we will present the design concepts to stakeholders beyond the core team to gain community input for the design. Open houses are held where the designs are on display and presented to the public by your Corbin Design team. From there, we can tailor gaining feedback to meet your needs. We have experience leading open discussions, working with smaller focus groups, and hosting public polls to select the final design direction. 

Design Intent Drawings

Our team has vast experience in developing sign systems and working with fabricators to bring the designs to life. Part of this is creating a full sign type array with detailed fabrication and installation specifications. These will provide the fabricators the guidelines for how the sign should be constructed to achieve the desired design and ensure a quality product intended to withstand the elements of the environment the signs will be installed in. We design with an elevated level of fit and finish compared to standard commercial systems, making them attractive at the pedestrian level. With an eye for detail, our designers work to use proven fabrication techniques while always staying up-to-date on the latest technologies. 

Design Intent Drawing Examples