Wayfinding / Signage System Design
Time, Place: 11:00-12:00, FB309
Halime Türkkan is an Assistant Professor and currently Present at Başkent University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Visual Arts and Design
She has received Proficiency in Art, in 2012 from Hacettepe University,
Institute of Social Sciences. Her research topic was “Compliance in City Identity and Graphic Design Problems in Terms of Wayfinding: Signage System Design for Kızılay Neighborhood, Çankaya District, Ankara”.
The heart of a civilization throbs wherever people come together to work, play, shop, study, perform or just interact. In crowded places, we share the richness and diversity of human experience as well as its challenges. In such places, people may find their way. Wayfinding/signage system design provides guidance and the means to help people feel at ease in their surroundings.
For many years, planners designed the city, architects planned the buildings, interior designers addressed the interior, and signage system designers created the signs. It is believed that signage system design/wayfinding (environmental graphic design) bridges all design disciplines. There is a strong connection between all those fields in creation successful wayfinding design. This presentation not only aims to enrich the understanding of the process and practice involved in wayfinding design but also provides examples those to achieve excellence in signage system design we need to go beyond the signs as navigational needs to be satisfied.