What sort of architectural elements are most likely to be present in buildings where people get lost most frequently?
The UK’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) is making available free, at the website listed below, a guide to designing streets that are hospitable for people with poor vision.
Carlson and her colleagues reviewed current research on how people find their way through buildings and use navigating through the new Seattle Central Library as a case study to illustrate important wayfinding principles.
Although multiple studies have shown that people speaking on mobile phones are not very attentive to their physical environments, prior investigations have often been conducted in somewhat unrealistic circumstances.
Hospital signage is often confusing.
Lost people are endemic in healthcare environments.
Kaiser, a principle with Perkins + Will, has integrated his own professional experiences with material from rigorous studies of effective (and ineffective) navigation tools to identify features of successful wayfinding systems.
Simpson reviews research related to the design of environments for people with dementia, particularly elderly dementia sufferers.
Some general—but frequently overlooked—principles of wayfinding are examined in three recent articles.
Liben presents a range of important information about how humans process the information presented to them via maps.