Wayfinding encompasses all of the ways in which people and animals orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place. Historically wayfinding refers to the techniques used by travelers over land and sea to find relatively unmarked and often mislabeled routes. These include but are not limited to dead reckoning, map and compass, astronomical positioning and, more recently, global positioning.
Urban planner Kevin A. Lynch borrowed the term for his 1960 book Image of the City, where he defined wayfinding as “a consistent use and organization of definite sensory cues from the external environment.”
In 1984 environmental psychologist Romedi Passini published the full-length “Wayfinding in Architecture” and expanded the concept to include signage and other graphic communication, clues inherent in the building’s spatial grammar, logical space planning, audible communication, tactile elements, and provision for special-needs users.
Vista System believes that wayfinding is an exciting business to deal with. Twenty years of accumulated experience in the wayfinding business lead to that natural development of a flat, modular signage system: Vista Square, launched with a clear goal to lead the exciting wayfinding market and to improve it.
The Vista Square sign system is flat and modular. Vista Square Wayfinding products are extremely flexible and can be tweaked and designed to match any need. Custom-made solutions can be easily manufactured utilizing the flexibility of the system.
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