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6 wayfinding service advantages

Advantage 1 Do they offer ownership services designed to maximize the value of your system over the long term? Advantage 2 Do they provide price protection by guaranteeing the price you pay for reorders and follow-on signs? Advantage 3Do they offer a five-year guarantee which promises your satisfaction,…  read more

Posted in: Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Facility, Guarantee, Installation, Ownership Services, Signage, Wayfinding

5 wayfinding fulfillment factors

Evaluating wayfinding companies: 5 key fulfillment factors Question 1 Do they manufacture what they design? Integration of design and production is key to a successful project. Disconnects often result in missed deadlines, increased budgets and frustrating complications. Question 2Do they provide a…  read more

Posted in: Engineering, Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: ADA Compliance, ADA standards, Americans with Disabilities Act, Facility, Graphics, Signage, Wayfinding

Interior signage: New expectations

Gone are the days where we just expect a sign to be functional with no sensitivity to the space or people who occupy it. Blue restroom signs and plain colored plaques with a room number are no longer acceptable, unless you are a contractor just trying to get a certificate of occupancy. More than ever,…  read more

Posted in: Branding, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Brand, Environmental Graphics, Graphics, Sign design, Signage, Wayfinding

Icon Overload

We all know the international icons for restrooms, information, and elevators. But how do you direct a non-English speaking visitor to Outpatient Services? Icons? Oh wait, what is the icon for Outpatient Services? How recognizable is it? Some wayfinding graphics are developed with the thought that icons…  read more

Posted in: ADA, Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: ADA Compliance, ADA standards, Americans with Disabilities Act, Directional Signage, Facility, Icons, Signage, Wayfinding

5 steps to a successful Wayfinding program

We've talked about the top 5 mistakes of wayfinding in healthcare. How do you start the process in defining a successful program? Here are our top 5 suggestions.1. Put together a complete wayfinding team. This should include more than people representing facilities and clinical departments. It requires…  read more

Posted in: Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: ADA Compliance, ADA standards, Americans with Disabilities Act, Directional Signage, Environmental Graphics, Interior Design, Sign design, Signage, Wayfinding

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The following is a summary of ADA regulations related to signage and wayfinding based on the Department of Justice's 2010 revision of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. As of March 15, 2012 compliance with the 2010 Standards are required for new construction and alterations under Titles II…  read more

Posted in: ADA, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: ADA Compliance, ADA standards, Americans with Disabilities Act, Directional Signage, Graphics, Interior Design, Permanent Room Sign, room id, Signage, Wayfinding

17 points to consider about your sign company before you purchase

Do they have design sensitivity – can they “connect" signage to your architecture and space? Do they understand wayfinding? Do they understand branding? Do they manufacture the signage themselves? Do they have a custom sign product which may make it more difficult to add to or support? Do they provide…  read more

Author: Takeform  |  Posted in: Interior Signage

Awards & Patents

Awards & Patents NeoCon Silver 2017 Amplify Wallcovering & Window Films Adex Platinum 2017 Amplify Wallcovering & Window Films Adex Platinum 2016 Transit Parking Garage Signage GOOD Design Award ® 2016 Transit Parking Garage Signage Adex Platinum 2015 Vivid Image Intense Signage Adex Platinum…  read more

Posted in: Awards, Interior Signage, Takeform News  |  Tagged: Awards, Environmental Graphics

Don’t forget the breadcrumb followers

Don't forget the breadcrumb followers. You may already have posted maps, yet wonder why some people still get lost. Or you may be one who gets confused with map information, and find yourself turning left when you should have turned right.“When it comes to wayfinding, there are two different ways…  read more

Author: Duane Fisher, Director of Wayfinding  |  Posted in: Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Directional Signage, Facility, Healthcare, Interior Design, maps, Wayfinding

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