Article published in:Traffic & Transport: Part I
[Information Design Journal 17:2] 2009
► pp. 91–108
Making sense of the city
A collection of design principles for urban wayfinding
This article reviews the principles behind, and development of, a coordinated wayfi nding system for walking in London. Wayfi nding in cities is fundamentally an issue of urban design and architecture, but for this project the use of information design to respond to people’s needs was at the fore. Where urban design is concerned with the space between the buildings, information design is concerned with the space between the ears.
Keywords: product design, implementation planning, transport information, interaction, wayfinding system, prototyping, legible cities, principles, map design, evaluation, pedestrians
Published online: 17 November 2009
Cited by 1 other publications
Kan‐Kilic, Didem, Fehmi Dogan & Emilia Duarte
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