Sounds simple, but wayfinding signage can also be divided into various types, including:
Identification signage – This type of wayfinding signage is about helping visitors identify where they are.
Regulatory signage – Regulatory wayfinding signage is there to provide information such as danger areas or staff routes etc.
Directional signage – This type of wayfinding signage is to guide visitors from one area to the next, using the quickest and safest route.
Rules to create great wayfinding signage
In the following section, we’ve outlined some of the key rules to remember when designing and locating your wayfinding signage.
Make wayfinding signs stand out
When designing your wayfinding signs, make sure they stand out from other signs and don’t simply blend in with other types of signs, especially if the sign is located in a busy area with lots of other signage.
Place wayfinding signs in easy-to-see places
When positioning your wayfinding signage, make sure it’s in a prominent place where your intended audience will see it, and that it’s not blocked by trees, buildings or positioned too low for the average person to see.
Make decision points stand out
A decision point is a point in a visitor's journey where they need to know their choices, and how near they are to their destination, so make sure these signs are clearly stated and provide the (easy-to-read) information required.
Add landmarks to your wayfinding signs
By adding simplistic yet unmistakable images of specific landmarks to your wayfinding signage, you allow visitors to make quick decisions at a glance, therefore reducing the time spent at the sign and the number of people hanging around.
When designing your wayfinding signs, take all the rules mentioned into consideration, but above all, keep your wayfinding signage designs simple, so there’s no risk of overwhelming or frustrating your visitors or your staff.
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