Article published in:Traffic & Transport: Part II
Edited by Peter Simlinger
[Information Design Journal 22:2] 2016
► pp. 165–171
What next for legible cities
An assessment of the potential future for urban wayfinding
In this article, the forces that will impact the development of cities as information hubs are assessed and proposed. By analysing the recent direction and trajectory of development, and using assessments from other professions, this article outlines the future of wayfinding as a distinct profession and set of connected activities. It highlights the growing influence of the need for optimization, and not just the construction of cities transport systems. Finally, it creates a blueprint for how Legible Cities will be built in the future.
Keywords: wayfinding system, internet of things, smart cities, big data, legible cities
Published online: 11 November 2016
Cited by 1 other publications
Jeffries, Jayne M., Rose Gilroy & Tim Townshend
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