Wayfinding is the way people orient themselves in a physical space. It’s also the way that people navigate from one location to the next.
Katherine and her team aimed to design a wayfinding system for the University of Alberta to reduce the psychological stress on visitors, students and staff. In order to accomplish this, her team employed a method of wayfinding called progressive disclosure. This method reduces clutter, confusion and cognitive load by providing the minimum amount of information required to accomplish the task at hand.
Through simple and clean design, Katherine’s team produced a wayfinding system that would clearly guide people from one side of campus to the other. You can read her full report and design recommendations below.