Update: version 1.1 of the '99 do’s and don’ts of wayfinding' app was released on October 16th, 2013.
The 99 do’s and don’ts of wayfinding app offers understanding of wayfinding and serves as a knowledge toolkit for all those who are interested in and concerned with signage.
This iPhone app contains a set of rules-of-thumb and the content of the app is meant to engage in discussion and understanding for wayfinding amongst professionals, designers and novices.
Wayfinding and architecture have more in common than assumed. In order to understand a building, these two disciplines, depend on each other.
Paul Mijksenaar says: "The fewer signs the better. This is possible when the designers of our environment ensure that wayfinding in buildings and spaces is intuitive."
Besides from being organized into the five main categories: architecture, layout, location, message and systematics, the app offers an integral search option, shuffle and a glossary. All images used originate from the Paul Mijksenaar Archives.
The app is available for download (in English and Dutch) in the App Store for € 3,59 ($ 3.99 in the U.S.).
To activate the English version on your device, go to Settings > General > International > Language > change to English.
Version 1.1: released on October 16th, 2013
$ 3,99 (U.S.)
Changes in version 1.1:
- adapted #62 'Take into account the minimum letter size'. Adjusted formula and text.
- text edits (content) #24, #43;
- text edits (spelling) #10, #67, #78;
- updated 'Company' page;
- updated 'Books' page;
- adapted font size of captions in app.
Version 1.0: released on December 21st, 2011
$ 3,99 (U.S.)
Mijksenaar’s 99 do’s and don’ts of wayfinding was made possible with financial support from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.