Wayfinding signages, as the name suggests, helps you find your way around in unfamiliar locations or circumstances. The purpose is to direct you from point to point and confirm your progress along a route. This type of signage is essential for offices, hospitals, commercial buildings, malls, multiplexes, housing colonies etc.
In the July 2008 issue of American School & University Magazine, wayfinding expert Ernest Dwight broke down wayfinding into four groups: identification, directional, informational, and regulatory signs. The first step to successfully develop and effective wayfinding system is to develop a wayfinding strategy. A wayfinding strategy sets out the agreed policies and decisions about the key issues which affect how people find their way around the building or site.
At Prolite Autoglo, signage has been our middle name for 30 plus years. From the planning stage to manufacturing to strategic placement for optimum effective result, we see it through all the way. We are market leaders in this segment because we build horses for courses. First, we need to decide the material for the sign which can be wood, metal, plastic or whatever is best suited to the location and provides maximum longevity as well. Once that is finalized then comes the question of size and placement. A sign has to serve the purpose it is made for. Reflective and photoluminescent signs are also essential features that need to be considered when a location is in the dark as in the night. An ordinary sign may suffice in daylight but at night, in the absence of light from other sources, the same sign is useless.
So just buying a sign off the shelf is not the answer. Where something as vital and important as wayfinding is concerned, all the aspects need to be considered and all angles covered. That is why our litany of satisfied customers look to us for wayfinding signages from consultancy to installation to after sales service and maintenance. Because it’s not at all done if it is not all done.