The Spaceagency Guide to Wayfinding is a visual guidebook in six chapters leading the reader through the different stages of designing a wayfinding system. The book covers the value of wayfinding and the process of planning, designing and implementing a wayfinding system. This includes principles for signage placement and information design, development of meaningful design concepts that contribute to the identity of a place, building a coherent graphic language, designing products, ensuring usability and accessibility, and an insight into next generation technologies.
Exemplified by Spaceagency’s own methodology as a leading practitioner in the field, the guidebook helps other design professionals understand how to structure and implement a wayfinding project, and introduces wayfinding as a potential career path for design students. Engaging “visual people” on their own terms, the book has a bright, playful character and contains a number of visually instructive information graphics to explain the wayfinding design process, including a unique navigational system for the book itself. This book brings this fascinating new field of design to a wider audience.
1. The Spaceagency Guide to Wayfinding offers a proven process for developing a wayfinding project. Written by a company with an internationally-recognised reputation in wayfinding this book opens up their strategy to give others insight. It offers a methodology that has been successful in practice.
2. Using visual information graphics, this book speaks to designers in a language that they can understand. With stylish and inspiring design ideas The Spaceagency Guide to Wayfinding is a natural addition to any architect or designer’s book collection.
3. This book helps designers who will be involved in wayfinding projects to catch up on missing information, filling a gap in educational resources devoted to this field.
4. The book provides a particularly helpful insight into the spatial and information strategy stages of wayfinding design, and shows how a strong understanding of human navigation can lead directly into the development of a successful design, transparently leading the reader through the different stages of the subject so that they can practically apply theory to real world projects.