Monthly Archive: June 2012

Trivia: Is Universal Design and ADA Standards The Same Thing?

Although universal design is indirectly influenced by the ADA, there’s no direct correlation between the two. So what exactly does the new ADA Guidelines entail and how does it relate to signage? Drafted into law in 1990, the ADA was sanctioned to protect the basic civil rights of disabled Americans. In addition to several other rules, the …

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How Effective Wayfinding Systems Reduce Stress in Healthcare Settings


Hospitals often comprise multiple floors, wings and even buildings. Such setups allow medical personnel to treat patients in the most efficient way possible, but they can be perplexing to both patients and visitors. Being able to move around a healthcare facility with ease and confidence is vital in times of stress, and confusing or misleading …

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3form Creates Beautiful Donor Recognition Signage and Interior Signs


It is time for us to check in with our friends over at 3form to see what kinds of new and exciting architectural signage projects have been added recently. We were not disappointed. Simply put, using 3form materials is an effective way to create beautiful donor recognition signage and interior signage solutions. Check out a …

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Development of Wayfinding Sans Pro Font for Signage


Great article that is worth the read if you are an environmental graphic designer or wayfinding enthusiast. click here to read the rest the whole story… I was surprised by the sheer variety of type styles I discovered on my journey. Even though all road signage systems are intended to be as legible as possible, …

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