Down with the bucket list: start rereading, rewatching and relistening
To ensure that we learn from other people’s experiences, we offer a life-changing insight from a notable Dutch person every week.
This week, Paul Mijksenaar (74), founder of Mijksenaar: ‘I think books with titles like One Thousand Places to See before You Die are quite ridiculous.’
European cycle highways: on the right track
The beauty of the Cycle Highway Academy is to be part of a group of 150 people with different nationalities and backgrounds who all cycled the entire route in one day and gave their feedback on the concepts.
DEN Terminal of the Future will improve passenger experience
Denver International Airport formally kicked off the start of construction of a three and a half-year renovation project of the Great Hall.
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For many people a visit to a museum or theater often starts on their website. After working on the wayfinding system for Kunstsite deSingel, what could be more satisfying than creating a landing page for their website as well?
Speed-biking to and from Schiphol
With the ‘Make Way for the Speed Bike’ plan presented yesterday, initiators BAM Infra, Royal HaskoningDHV, BYCS, Gazelle and Mijksenaar show how Schiphol can be reached by bicycle.
Amsterdam Transport Region tests icon for shared bicycles
The shared bicycle is a hot topic, especially in big cities. Amsterdam wants to tempt travelers to use public transport more often by offering shared bicycles as a solution for the ‘last mile’ of their journey.
Groninger Forum, a 45-meter high breeding ground
In 2019 twelve leading cultural institutions will move into the Groniger Forum and join forces. This makes the Forum a cultural breeding ground.
The Digital Airport
Fred Inklaar and Herbert Seevinck of Mijksenaar share their thoughts on why it is important for airports to be up to date with their digital identity, infrastructure and services.
Cesar Sanchez new Director of Operations Mijksenaar USA
Mijksenaar is pleased to announce Cesar Sanchez as the new Director of Operations, North America. In this role he will co-lead the Mijksenaar USA office.
Mijksenaar to improve passenger experience at Denver International Airport (DEN)
Mijksenaar, the design firm known for its worldwide airport wayfinding expertise, has been contracted to be Denver International Airport’s (DEN) wayfinding consultant
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.
Silver IIIDaward for Bicycle Parking Rules project
Mijksenaar has been awarded a Silver IIIDaward (Traffic and Public Transports category), by the International Institute for Information Design, for our project ‘Bicycle Rules’.
Breaking the stigma – gender-neutral restroom pictogram for the Municipal Theatre
The Municipal Theatre in Amsterdam now offers gender-neutral restrooms to its guests. With this design, Mijksenaar embraces different ways of identification. The diagonal line that cuts through the pictogram that has been used until now, is a symbolic indication for a new beginning.
World-famous architect Rietveld; unknown in his own city
Gerrit Rietveld, one of the most innovative Dutch architects of the twentieth century, built the iconic Rietveld-Schröder House in 1924. Like a gem, it lies hidden in the city of Utrecht.
The Information Design bible is here
The upcoming book features a comprehensible chapter on Wayfinding Strategy by colleagues Fenne Roefs and Paul Mijksenaar.
A glimpse into a future library – Bibliotheek Neude
‘We want to turn the library into a place everyone wants to go to because they know there is always something worthwhile going on,’ says Director Ton van Vlimmeren about Neude’s new library.
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.
Utrecht, the first ‘legible’ Dutch city?
It is now time for Utrecht to be the first Dutch city to bring pedestrian wayfinding signage into the twenty-first century.