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Wayfinding and navigation are similar concepts, but one encompasses the other. While wayfinding broadly refers to how people understand, enjoy, and find their way around a physical space, navigation implies precise knowledge of one’s location and destination to help them find their way. In short, wayfinding is the overall concept. Navigation is simply one specific means of wayfinding. Wayfinding aims to provide comfort and confidence through inventive strategies that usually include visual and orientation cues to aid in effective navigation. Three common types of navigation are routes, landmarks, and maps. Comprehensive wayfinding solutions provide a variety of creative elements that can be utilized within all types of navigation.
Wayfinding and navigation plans are essential for all facilities to ensure safety and enjoyment. The plans are said to design connections among people, information, and environments. They might include exit and directional signage, symbols, color differentiation, detectable surfaces for the visually impaired, etc. Surprisingly, the most amazing and intuitive architectural designs can create effective wayfinding and navigation solutions without the need for heavy signage. Some wayfinding is quite stunning and innovative such as the luminous egress path markings that play a vital role in safe egress during low-light and no-light emergencies. Robin Steel is the leading distributor and installer of Ecoglo’s luminous egress path markings. This type of navigation system literally glows in the dark to provide a lighted path without any source of power.
There is a breadth of wayfinding and navigation solutions available to compliment a building’s aesthetics while achieving affordability, code-compliance, safety, and the overall pleasing customer experiences that most building owners desire. Robin Steel is a recognized expert in wayfinding and well-positioned to provide and install a variety of top-notch solutions. Our integrity, consistency, concern for others and dependability are synonymous with the main goals of effective wayfinding and navigation which are all about thoughtfully helping others.
Robin Steel can make the difference in your wayfinding and navigation. Talk with our experts.