The Velvet Principle

Wayfinding and the Internet of Things

Published on April 29, 2015

Talk about the Internet of Things seems to be everywhere at the moment – in this post we explore what it’s all about and what wayfinding practitioners should make of it all.

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Indoor Mapping

Published on March 6, 2015

This post looks at the indoor mapping capability provided by the search engines Chrome, Bing and Yahoo and celebrates the the opportunity for truly integrated point to point navigation.

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How Can Wayfinding and Environmental Graphics Help Tackle the Obesity Epidemic?

Published on July 14, 2014

On Tuesday I attended an excellent conference hosted by the NLA “Fit London: Designing a Healthier City”, which featured a varied programme of thought provoking presentations across public health and property development disciplines. It got me thinking about the contribution that wayfinding and…

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Evaluating the RoI from Wayfinding Design

Published on April 24, 2014

There is a relative abundance of resources to help us understand how we humans navigate our environment; the component elements of wayfinding and what constitutes good design. There's also plenty of discussion about the qualitative, socio-economic benefits from a well-designed wayfinding solution.…

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When Should a Wayfinding Consultant be Appointed on a Development Project?

Published on March 17, 2014

We’ve been asked a couple of times recently about when's the best time to bring a wayfinding consultant into a development project. All too often the wayfinding is considered when the building is at quite an advanced stage, where much of the structural or even finishing detail is in place, making it…

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