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Wayfinding and Signage Design

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Linklist according to our lecture: »Virtual Navigation«

Wireframe When you begin to work on a project, it's always important to begin creating your ideas as a wireframe. It is the step you take to put your ideas in action to see if what you have in mind will work properly.

Tutorial: Wireframe

Draw your UI Wireframe Sketches for an navigation app.

Wireframe Tools

Useful UI Wireframe Tools
     WDL      download

Wireframing Kits, Resources and Source Files
     Paul Andrew, Smashing Magazine      download

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

›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

Vuzix Blade™ Augmented Reality Smartglasses.

›Vuzix Blade™‹ Demo

Temporary Space

»Urban nomadism«; Architectural project
     semester 4, Andri Gerber, ETH Zürich (CH)      english

»Inflate«; Design and Manufacture of Inflatable Structures and Architecture.
     London, (UK)      english

»SmartHouse GmbH«; mobile homes.
     SmartHouse GmbH, Bünde (GER)      english

»High-Income World Metropolitan Areas: Core City & Suburban Population Trends«;
     Wendell Cox Consultancy, Belleville, IL (USA)      english

Matti Suuronen: »Futuro House«; (1968)
      Marc Berting (NL)      suomeksi, movie

W-Lan, Hotspots

»Hot Spot Finder«; in New York
     Network: NYCwireless (USA)      english, interactive

»Hot Spot Finder«; in Helsinki
     Hotspot-Locations (CH)      english

»EService Bar«; launched at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
     EService Bar Oy (ESB), Helsinki (FIN)      suomeksi

Google indoor floor plans:

»indoor floor plans on Google Maps«;
     Google 2013      english

List of »Indoor Maps availability«;
     Google 2013      english

Case Study: Navigation through Virtual Scenarios.

»Virtual Berlin«;
     Senate Department for Economics, Technology, and Women's Affairs, Berlin (GER)      english

»Stockholm« browsable 3D isometric city map      english, interactive

»Hong kong map«; (short for ECity in Chinese)      中国 (chinese), english, interactive

»Virtual Balance«; navigation in museum applications
     Fraunhofer IAIS      english

»Virtual Los Angeles«;
     Urban Simulation Team, UCLA University of California (USA)      english

»Remote Sensing«; geo-spatial data analysis and management.
     Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH, (GER)      english

»Routing«; outdoor routing planner
     ALPSTEIN Tourismus GmbH & Co. KG, (GER)      deutsch, interactive

»Western Canadian Place« interactive wayfinding system
     PlannedLegacy Inc. Winnipeg, Manitoba (CAN)      english

QR Code / QR-koodi


»Are you QRious?«
     Telstra Corporation Limited (AUT)      interactive

»Create your own code.«
     Telstra Corporation Limited (AUT)      interactive

»QR Reader«
     Kaywa AG (CH)      download

or type the address »« in the address line of your cell phone's browser.
     The barcode reader is available here as a free download.

Case Study: Interactive Guides & Electronic Guidebooks.

»Merian scout Navigator«; GPS navigation device, guidebook and personal travel assistant
     frog design inc.      english

     Musée des arts et métiers, Paris (FR)      français, english

»Museumtalks«; mp3-audioguides
     Museums in Brussels (BE)      français, english and many others

GIS Software: geographic information system

»Cadcorp«; GIS software
     Hertfordshire, UK      english

GIS: geographic information system / Paikkatieto

»Paikkatieto«; (GIS)
     Runsas materiaalipankki, Yleisradio Oy (FI)      suomeksi

Case Study: OpenStreetMap

»OpenStreetMap«; free editable map
     OpenStreetMap-Project, Creative Commons      interactive, english

Case Study: urban management

»Build up your Neighbourhood«; software simulates dynamic models
     KAISERSROT, Professur für CAAD, HBT, ETH Zürich (CH)      interactive, english

»Kaisersrot«; Schweizer Architekten stellen die Stadtplanung vom Kopf auf die Füsse, Zürich (CH)      movie, deutsch

Future cities

»Vision of Future Cities India 2020«;
     Bentley Systems, Incorporated, New Delhi (IND)      english

Case Study: Second Life

»Second Life«; a free online virtual world
     Linden Lab (USA)      interactive, english

»Second Life«; GRID
     Linden Lab (USA)      interactive, english

Conferences at a glance

»DLD (Digital - Life - Design)«; Jan 23-25, 2011
     München, (GER)      Videos, english

»SEGD Conference+Expo+Awards«; June 1 - 4, 2011
     Hyatt Regency, Montreal (CAN)      english

»AIGA Design Conference«; Oct. 13?16, 2011
     Phoenix Convention Center; Phoenix, AZ (USA)      english


Batstra,.B. Graafland, A.D. & P..Camilo Maas, W. (Eds.): »Space Fighter: The Evolutionary City (Game:)«
     MVRDV/DSD MVRDV, Delft School of Design; Actar D, 2007, ISBN-13: 978- 8496540736      english
Bimber, Oliver; Raskar, Ramesh: »Spatial augmented reality«: merging real and virtual worlds
     A K Peters, Ltd., ISBN-13: 978-1568812304      Lapin yliopiston kirjaston/Lapland University Library: [Elektroninen aineisto]

Hill, Dan: »The street as platform«
     City of Sound      interactive, english

Klanten, Robert (Ed.): »SpaceCraft : fleeting architecture and hideouts«
     Gestalten Verlag, 2007, ISBN-13: 978-3899551921      english
Kluth, Andreas: »Nomads at last«
     The Economist, Apr 10th 2008, London (UK); ISSN 0013-0613      english, online

Sterling, Bruce: »Shaping Things«
     The MIT Press; (2005), ISBN-13: 978-0262693264      english

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