Architectural wayfinding

a circular maze or labyrinth with a person looking into it Wayfinding is often thought of as signage, but it is much more than that. Legibility of the environment is probably a better term. The way a building or outdoor space is designed can make a big difference to the way users experience the space or place. Susan Hunter in her article for the IDeA Center, University at Buffalo, says, “Good architectural wayfinding design is important to universal design because it facilitates user access, increases satisfaction and reduces stigma and isolation of users with disabilities.” The article on the udeworld website has a table of architectural wayfinding components, and has some best practice and practical applications. The article concludes with a set of design guidelines.