Across all given large university environments, university wayfinding is an essential part of strategy.
Benefits of Our Wayfinding Process
- Improved efficiencies especially in the movement of people
- Massive cost savings due to reductions in lost time
- Reduction of missed appointments because of clearer wayfinding
- Management documentation for continuing benefits
- Improved communication due to a better understanding of wayfinding
- Positive visitor feedback due to a smoother experience
- Reduced signage and therefore reduced costs
- Reduced need for further signage keeping costs down going forward
- Improves Brand and Image due to better consistency
- Project Implementation and therefore peace of mind
Aberdeen University Library
Aberdeen University Library first started construction in 2009. Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects it was the winner of the RIBA Awards 2013: RIBA National Award Winner on 13th June 2013. The 15,500 m² library, which provides a 21st century learning and research environment for students, university staff, visitors and the public, is a positive example of how architecture can make a difference.
CAST Technium Building
The Centre for Advanced Software Technology (C.A.S.T.) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bangor University, established in 2006 in association with the pan-Wales Technium programme. Banger University along with the Wales Technium Programme commissioned Wayfinder UK to develop a wayfinding strategy specifically for the new development.
Catmose College is an academy school based in Rutland. The College is one of highest attaining in Rutland and Leicestershire. The Ofsted report in February 2012 rated the college ‘outstanding’ in all categories.
Heriot-Watt's main campus is located in Riccarton in South West Edinburgh on 380 acres of parkland. The campus consists of student residences, a postgraduate centre, shops, several library collections, childcare, healthcare, a chaplaincy, a variety of recreational and sports facilities, and a museum.
We Understand the in-built cognitive mechanisms used by human beings and therefore understand how they navigate. As a result it is this understanding that allows us to harness them correctly to deliver effective university wayfinding.
University Wayfinding Consultant
Our knowledge of University Wayfinding, and most of all where and when to position information is key. We understand the cognitive processes and therefore the workings within our subconscious. Hence we can identify how these processes might render easily visible signs useless.
In creating a solution, our consultative approach means we examine ways people perceive space and how they navigate through complex environments, in addition asking many questions to arrive at the correct solution.