Have you ever noticed the signboards on roads? Now probably, you can understand how the word Wayfinding is being justified. Not only on road, the places where direction information is important, can be found there.
Wayfinding signs are of 4 types. Let’s know each of these.
- Identification Sign
The identification sign is the simplest one. It tells you the name of the location. Whether you have arrived at your location or not.
It can be used anywhere, started from a traveling place to President’s office. The identification board must be visible from a long way, must have short but understandable words.
- Directional Signs
From the name, you can understand the purpose of the board. When critical roots come, the directional signs can help you in Wayfinding.
It can be colored, can have lines on it too. These must be used at the junctions. These directional signs also can be used as milestones. A series of directional signs can help the traveler to get into their locations.
Using yellow color is best on these signs as it let the traveler, see the direction from far away. White is also being used.
- Informational Signs
Informational signs are one kind of dead block. As the name suggests, the prime motive of this Signs is, to give you information about the particular place. Generally places at waiting rooms, buildings, lobbies, atrium and on the places where information is necessary ( like in front of school).
These must have 2 to 3 words maximum. Word limit can be expanded, depending on the location and information types.
Last on the list. Its function is, to draw a line of the boundary. What does it mean? Like it can be used as safety rules, standards, or regulations of a respective place or a privacy alert. These signs can contain as many words as required. Giving information to these boards is also allowed.
Whenever hiring for Wayfinding, first judge your requirements. Then according to demand, prepare your signs.