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Linklist according to the lecture: »Orientation · Guidance · Signs · Trails« and »Wayshowing versus Wayfinding« in Kuusamo 20. Okt.

Interaction Design:
. A technology-centered view.
. A behaviorist view.
. The Social Interaction Design view.

Persona A persona represents a cluster of users who exhibit similar behavioral patterns in their purchasing decisions, use of technology or products, customer service preferences, lifestyle choices, and the like. Behaviors, attitudes, and motivations are common to a "type" regardless of age, gender, education, and other typical demographics. In fact, personas vastly span demographics.

Promissed download of today's lecture slides:

»Orientation · Guidance · Signs · Trails« lecture slides
     compressed file with slides      PDF download


»Neuer Zollhof«; Düsseldorf (GER)
     Architect: Frank O. Gehry      pictures

»Centre Pompidou«; Paris (FR)
     Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, architect Renzo Piano et. al.      english

»Centre Pompidou«; Paris (FR) publication of magazines
     Fluidbook      français, english, interactive

Kuusamo Summit 2020: English speaking virtual event.

»Kuusamo Summit 2020«; international climate event for young people
     Kuusamo Summit project team      Webpage, english

Wayfinding decision

Commuting and Traveling: »AirTrain JFKennedy Airport«; NY (USA)
     The Port Authority of NY & NJ (USA)      interactive, english

Journal: »Society for Gestalt Theory and its Applications«; NY (USA)
      ISSN 0170-057 X, Verlag Krammer, Vienna (Austria)      english, deutsch, italiano, francais

Case Study: Sign functions: Waymarking

»Arnold Arboretum«;
      Arnold Arboretum of the Harvard University, Boston, MA (USA)      english

signs / signage

The ›Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)‹
      United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration (USA)      english

The ›Substituting/Optimizing (variable) Message Signs for the Trans European Road Network (SOMS)‹
      International Institute for Information Design (EU)      english

›symbol signs‹ for modern life
     American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), NY, USA      english, download

The ›Building Signage Symbols‹
      Ravi Poovaiah, Professor, IDC, IIT Mumbai(Bombay), India      english, download

The ›Noun Project‹
     Creating, Sharing and Celebrating the World's Visual Language      english, download

      database of free vector icons      english, download

›Resources on Signage Systems‹
      Ravi Poovaiah, Industrial design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India      english

›Pie charts for maps‹ TrueType symbol font
      Curtis Clark, Biological Sciences, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (USA)      download

Case Study: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

»Design Guidance«; Urban Design Guidance for Residential Development
     Basingstoke and Deane, UK      interactive, english


»RAL«; (color space system)
     RAL, Germany      deutsch

»BSI«; The British Standards Institution
     The British Standards Institution (UK)      english

»NCS«; Natural Color System, Scandinavian Colour Institute (Skandinaviska Färginstitutet AB)
     Stockholm (SE)      english, svensk

Sign Design

»The Sign Design Society«
     The Sign Design Society, UK      english

»Society for Environmental Graphic Design«
     Society for Environmental Graphic Design, Washington, DC (USA)      english

»International Institute for Information Design«
     International Institute for Information Design (IIID), Wien/Vienna, Austria      english

Case Study: Merton Design Guidance: Design Guide for Conservation Areas

»Resource for Urban Design Information (RUDI)«; web resource dedicated to urban design and placemaking
     RUDI, UK      interactive, english


»International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS)«; Spatial cognition and wayfinding ...

Study: »How ›Way-Finding‹ Affects the Brain«;
     UCSD Division of Biological Sciences (USA)      english


Dürer, Albrecht: ›Etliche Unterricht zu Befestigung der Stett, Schloss und Flecken.‹;
     Nürnberg (GER), 1527 german, illustrations
Reference for »castles, palaces and monasteries«;

Corporate Design University of Lapland (if needed for your presentation)

Used Font »Gudea«;
     (Sans Serif) by Agustina Mingote      download

New Logo »Lapland University«;
     as png      download

New Logo »Lapland University«; black/white
     as pdf, vector      download

New Logo »Lapland University«; colored
     as pdf, vector      download


Abu-Ghazzeh, Tawfiq M.: »Movement and wayfinding in the King Saud University built environment«
     Journal of environmental psychology 1996, vol. 16, no4, pp. 303-318 (1 p.3/4) ISSN 0272-4944, Riyadh
     not free download

Bergström, Berit : › Colour Design in Urban Planning - an Environmental Factor‹;
     Colour Institute AB, Stockholm, (SE)       english

Berger, Craig: ›Wayfinding: Designing and Implementing Graphic Navigational Systems‹;
      RotoVision, 2005, ISBN: 978-2880468187 english
Butler, D. L., Acquino, A. L., Hissong, A. A., and Scott, P. A.: ›Wayfinding by newcomers in a complex building.‹;
      In Human Factors 1993, Vol 35, Issue 1, pp 159-173. english
Collis, Hugh: ›Transport, Engineering and Architecture‹;
      Architectural Pr (April 2004), ISBN: 978-0750677486 english
Fraser, June; Barker, Peter: ›Sign Design Guide‹;
     The Sign Design Society and the Joint Mobility Unit of the RNIB (UK)       online order, english

Lynch, Kevin: ›The Image of the City‹;
      B&T, Juni 1960, ISBN: 978-0262620017 english
Mattila, Anu: ›Wayfinding in a Built Environment‹;
 Pro gradu-työ, Lapin yliopisto, 2008      → Call Number: TAID Lop Mattila Anu
Mollerup, Per: ›Wayshowing: a guide to environmental signage; principles & practices‹;
     Lars Müller Publishers; 2005       → Call Number: Taidekirjasto, yleiskokoelma; TAID 655 Mollerup Per
Passini, Romedi: ›Wayfinding in architecture‹;
     New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1984
      → Call Number: Taidekirjasto, yleiskokoelma; TAID 72 Passini Romedi
Peirce, Charles Sanders: ›What Is a Sign?‹; 1894
     Marxists Internet Archive Admin Committee       online, english

Rhyne, Janie: ›The Gestalt art experience: patterns that connect‹;
     Chicago (IL) : Magnolia Street Publishers, cop. 1996.
      → Call Number: Taidekirjasto, yleiskokoelma; TAID 615.851 Rhyne Janie

de Saussure, Ferdinand: ›Third Course of Lectures on General Linguistics‹; (1910-1911)
     Marxists Internet Archive Admin Committee, publ. Pergamon Press, 1993       online, english

Smitshuijzen, Edo: ›Signage Design Manual‹;
     The Sign Design Society and the Joint Mobility Unit of the RNIB (UK)       online order, english

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