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Pictograms, International Communication and Cultural Diversity (Lance Wyman Case Study – Mexico 68)

Case Study – The Work of Lance Wyman It is arguable that the set of Mexico 68 Olympic pictograms are one of the best there has ever been. Created by Lance Wyman along with Manuel Villazón and Matthias Goeritz, these … Continue reading

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health. Thanks to everyone who has visited this site. The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever. Crunchy … Continue reading

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Musing 006

Perception and Meaning Following on from my previous musing on how we form a picture, I began thinking about how we create meaning from the things we see around us. Can we take what is there and distort or manipulate … Continue reading

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Wayfinding and map creation…a different perspective (Part 2)

UK mapping products comparison continued… Frequency Update UKMap UkMap works on a 3 year cycle of updates. Retail use is surveyed every 12 months. OS MasterMap There are updates issued by the Ordnance Survey every 6 weeks for MasterMap, which … Continue reading

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Wayfinding and map creation…a different perspective (Part 1)

On a recent project, one of my tasks was to help create wayfinding maps for a city centre. During my three years working as an information designer I have only ever drawn diagrammatic maps of buildings and never map information … Continue reading

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Musing 005

Forming a Picture When trying to understand an environment we form our own mental image of the surrounding area, but how is this picture formed? How do we take the snippets of information we see and process them? Is it … Continue reading

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Two Fonts, One Airport

On a recent trip to Ireland I ventured through a London airport. After a tasty breakfast and a spot of tax free shopping I decided to inspect the signage a little closer. I had little trouble using the signage. The … Continue reading

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Musing 004

What is logic? After thinking about zoning I moved on to thinking about logic and how we can piece an environment together in a way that speaks clearly to the people who use it. What exactly is logic? Is it … Continue reading

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Musing 003

Zoning Thinking about the concept of zones I began to question how zones are devised and how useful they are. Can you force logic? Can you force an identity on an area or environment? Is knowing what zone you are … Continue reading

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Musing 002

Breaking down information After attending an SDS talk by David Gibson a few months ago, it got me thinking about how wayfinding designers make complicated environments seem more approachable and inviting. How can we divide up information about and area … Continue reading

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