Saturday, 9 November 2013
PIXO Design: Greenbelt Trails Wayfinding
Their fingerposts hold a small map that shows all waypoints. This makes sure that hikers know where they are and how far other waypoints are from their current destination. The fingerposts also hold information regarding how to back to packing lots.
Colour has been used to give the wayfinding signs a clear appearance. The combination of green and brown will alert hikers immediately of the wayfinding system. However, I'm not sure that these signs would stand out from a distance. It seems to me that their use of green and brown will make the signs blend completely into their surroundings of trees and foliage. Perhaps more vivid and contrasting colours would be better suited here.
The following information, which signals directions to important places (such as parking), is then resting at a higher point on the sign. This means that people are alerted of a wayfinding system from a distance and do not need to get too close to the fingerpost to see what direction they are looking for.
I think that these designs are clear enough for a child to understand them, yet they would not be able to capture a children's attention, for they are really laid of for adults to read.