wayfinding

self directed

the idea

Elevator

Last year in my Design Thinking and Problem Solving class, we explored way-finding in our building. (DAAP) My group and I drafted the idea of a DAAP APP, which would be a downloadable app for DAAP students and visitors to help navigate the facility.

 

In this project, I sketched up a few ideas for the app, but the project didn't move beyond that phase.

 

After the class ended, I kept thinking about the project, and decided that I do think that DAAP could use better navigation resources. I didn't want to go the route of the app, so I decided to develop some ideas about graphic additions that could be made to the building to enhance experience.
 

 

the process

in class

This is the app that my group sketched up in class. Users could access a map, directory, and directions around the building.

 

DAAP APP

taking it further

After talking about it in class, I realized that DAAP does need better way finding.  We have a map when you enter the building, but it is easy to miss and not as fun and exciting as signage should be in a creative building.  I wanted to see something that catches your eye and tells you exactly where you are and where to go.  So I started sketching ideas of what better way finding could look like.

 

Restroom Sketches
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Grand Stair Sketches

what to do

what to do

Before I really developed the designs, I needed to decide what was most important to include. So I made a list of the important places in DAAP and I made a list of the best places for people to access the information.

Before I really developed the designs, I needed to decide what was most important to include. So I made a list of the important places in DAAP and I made a list of the best places for people to access the information.

what to consider

developing ideas

Next, it's important to consider what kind of design would be best for the user. What colors should I use?  What type faces should I use? How far away does it need to be seen? 

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These are some of the digital renditions of my ideas. 

These ideas are still a work in progress.  I plan to develop more ideas for accessibility in other various places  throughout DAAP, while considering different design principles as I continue to learn them.

Restrooms
Floor 4
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Grand Stair Poster
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