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Dutch Design Heroes: Paul Mijksenaar – a longread

Our founder Paul Mijksenaar has dedicated his career to helping people navigate through public spaces. Graham Sturt, Creative director at VBAT, interviewed him on why he is always getting lost, and why he didn’t send a bill to Steven Spielberg.

Less signs but better flows. How does wayfinding design improve the travel experience?

Wayfinding is considered to be an autonomous process, independent from its context. Wayfinding in a forest or a nature reserve has no effect on the landscape or the arrangement of the trees but if we come to speak about trails, things change. Because we create trails ourselves, according to our own interests.

The Stone Twins interview. The only way is up.

At Mijksenaar, we sit down with other designers all the time. But we don’t see the likes of The Stone Twins every day. Reason for Flows to meet Declan and Garech Stone – The Stone Twins.

Meet the experts – meet Mijksenaar

In a series of short films, our designers share their ideas on their projects by explaining their motives. Their firm conviction is that ultimately their work is all about the user.

Rijk Boerma on the newly opened National Military Museum

What’s the key to good signage? It’s best to participate in the process from an early stage, before a building or public location is designed or completed.

For the one-off visitor, temporary signage is always permanent

Senior project manager Annemarie van den Bos explains why National Key Projects (NSPs) require a special approach. Although these projects are larger than those we develop for regular stations, our working method is the same although the outcome is different.

Herbert Seevinck interviewed for new publication Invisibles

In his new book, writer and New York Times journalist David Zweig interviews experts in unusual fields. Wayfinding is one of these fields. Zweig interviewed Herbert Seevinck, partner and director of Mijksenaar.