Wayfinding

Written by Alana Jolley

April 27, 2015

Wayfinding

Wayfinding is a word  unfamiliar to many people.  As a Museum Curator and Director, I was involved in creating more appropriate wayfinding paths for visitors.  Creating easier methods of informing and instructing visitors on the move (wayfinding) is an indispensable part of running a museum or any public space that receives lots of visitors for purposes of education, tourism, or even shopping.

When I read the article, at Smithsonian.com, about “guerrilla wayfinding,” I was intrigued.  Matt Tomsulo, a North Carolina resident in the United States, invented a way for citizens of his city to walk more (wayfind).  He is not alone in wanting small cultural changes to take place more rapidly than at a snail’s pace.

Apparently, “guerrilla wayfinding,” is happening all over the country; and the activity goes by many names besides wayfinding, as you will see.  You may need to copy (Control C) and paste (Control V) the link into your browser.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/tactical-urbanists-are-improving-cities-one-rogue-fix-at-a-time-180955049/?utm_source=smithsoniantopic&no-ist

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