Lead the Way
The goal of this project was to come up with a proposal for a wayfinding system for the Stamps School of Art and Design. The school faces many challenges in terms of wayfinding. Stamps shares a building with Architecture, the building is always changing, the spatiality of the building is disjointed, and there are a myriad of different users in the building at any given moment. Aesthetically, the building is quite dark and the existing signage system is easily missed and incomplete.
My approach was to stick to create a system that was functional and playful. In result I created a design language to evoke light and play using color and geometric forms.
Maps will be available at the large welcome directory signs, at the entrances. And can be used by both students and visitors. The color coding used in the map is used throughout the building in order to create one uniform system that can be used in part and in its entirety.
In choosing my colors I wanted hues that were bold and evoked a lightness. The building is currently quite dark due to structural elements: cement and brick the colors theme of the signage then had to be bright to bring more light to the space. Further I wanted to use color to be able to code the space for the user.