Better Maps for Wayfinding

Maps are one of the bedrock tools in the wayfinding kit. They're important for orienting users to the space they're in, and an important first step in being able to appreciate and understand a place. Without the ability to create some sort of mental model of a place, no matter how rudimentary, it becomes harder… Continue reading>

Lessons from Legible London

The Legible London report is a comprehensive and highly readable study of pedestrian wayfinding in what is arguably one of the most complex major cities in the world. The report by AIG (now Applied) was commissioned in anticipation of the influx of visitors expected for the 2012 Olympics, and serves as a kind of master… Continue reading>

Over the Transom – Vol. 2

A collection of follow-ups and links to stories and developments that I found interesting or important in the past week, that I think you’ll find worth reading about too. Google Maps Goes Indoors There was an interesting announcement from Google this week about the roll-out of a new variant of their Google Maps technology. It… Continue reading>

The Best of the Week

A collection of follow-ups and links to stories and developments that I found interesting or important in the past week, that I think you'll find worth reading about too. Another Slice of Pi Consider this follow-up from the post I did last week: I find myself dreaming up more and more uses for the Raspberry… Continue reading>

The Public Push & Pull

It's no secret that there's been a rapid deployment of ever more screens and displays in public places recently. They're popping up everywhere, a lot for DOOH advertising and plenty for public information displays and kiosks of various types. It feels like there is a lot of band-wagon jumping going on, and that it's time… Continue reading>

iPad Kiosk

I continue to be very excited about the possibilities for using Apple's iPads in public spaces for exhibits, interpretation and wayfinding. I've written about this in the past, but I thought I'd share a really interesting enclosure designed specially for public environments that recently came to my attention via Tuaw.com. nClosures is producing an iPad… Continue reading>