Connect the dots before they even arrive.
A guest pulls into the parking garage. Heads for the lobby. Checks the directory. After a stop at the restroom, they're on their way. People's experience when they visit your space is shaped in part by the ease of navigation. Wayfinding – a set of planning and design services that help visitors understand a space and find their way – creates an emotional connection with guests. Confidence. Comfort. Welcoming. At Takeform, we design wayfinding systems to help people connect to the environment you've created – so they feel at home.
Start with good questions.
Our wayfinding collaboration starts with research. And from it emerges an elegantly orchestrated network of architectural cues, signage, and graphics that compose a memorable solution for all.
First, we consider your audience and how they navigate your space from every angle: parking facilities, street entrances, reception areas and elevators. Then, we study your print materials, web maps, and current systems to bring forward consistency and accuracy. Lastly, we analyze how staff provides directions so you can build employee training into the project.
Complimentary wayfinding consultation.
Consult with one of our wayfinding experts and we'll share valuable insight that will enhance the way people experience the space you're creating.
How important is a wayfinding masterplan?
The story of Highland Hospital.
What's the advantage anyway?
Wayfinding designed for smiles.
In Oklahoma City, we helped The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital bring an entirely new level of navigation. One which includes friendly characters that pave the way for their young audience.
An overall experience.
We view wayfinding within the entirety of the visitor experience. We understand how quickly impressions are formed – and how those impressions create perceptions of all that is to follow. And while we make signage, we know that intuitive wayfinding uses a much bigger tool box than just signs. Have you considered using Graphic Panels as wayfinding landmarks?Learn more about Moxie Graphic Panels
One partner who plans, designs, and builds for the long-term.
There are significant advantages to working with Takeform, a single company capable of design, wayfinding and manufacturing. First, we're accountable for the entire project, and we own that responsibility from the word “go." Our design-build approach costs less than when sign design and fabrication are disconnected. And your project goes faster and smoother too. Plus you're assured of having the ownership support so vital with signage and graphics.
Wayfinding saves money.
Case in point: research has shown that a 400-bed hospital will lose more than 4000 hours per year of work time redirecting patients and visitors to their destinations. Add to that the time lost by employees themselves in finding their way — particularly when new on the job.