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

A specialist article by Paul Mijksenaar for Flows. Modelling Mobility.

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.
Do we want the fastest route from A to B, do we prefer a scenic route or are we interested in the highlights as a panoramic view, rare trees or places where animals gather?

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