Wayfinding Systems Audit

wayfinding-design-guidelines-department-of-housing-and-public-The Wayfinding Systems and Audit  checklist provides guidance for designing wayfinding systems. Included is the application of tactile ground surface indicators (TGSI), signage and graphic communication, auditory communication, maps and more. Although it was published in 2007, most of the information still holds. New thoughts are entering discussions for improvements, for example, how dappled shade in outdoor areas may be confusing for some people. However, it is a good guide for getting started in this area which entails a mix of Australian Standards, thoughtful design, and end user convenience. Wayfinding is often an afterthought applied to designs instead of being integragted into the design process in the early stages. (The cognitive equivalent of the tacked on ramp?). 

The Wayfinding Design Guidelines handbook is also available and provides more detailed information.

Published by the CRC for Construction Innovation, supported by the Queensland Government. The CRC came to an end in 2009.