Stair Signage 101

[This is the second installment of a series of blog posts that cover useful tips and interesting topics about architectural, wayfinding, and ADA signage.]   Tip #2: What you should know about stairs     As one would expect, there are a lot of regulations surrounding egress and stairwell signs.  Signs are required for interior… Read more »

Signs you must have. . . and signs you should have

Welcome to the first installment of a series of blog posts that provide sign tips. Based on a presentation that we gave at the ABX 2015 expo, each of these posts dives into one useful topic or interesting nugget of knowledge in the world of architectural, wayfinding, and ADA signage.   Tip #1: Sign Program… Read more »

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I find your lack of signs disturbing

Like a million other people this holiday season, I went to the see the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. As I watched, I couldn’t help but notice a disturbing trend with the Galactic Empire / New Order — a complete lack of signs or wayfinding in their giant spaceships and battle stations.

Architectural Signage at ABX 2015

SeeSaw recently exhibited at the ABX 2015 conference and expo in Boston. ABX (ArchitectureBoston Expo) is the largest building industry event in the Northeast and one of the largest in the country. We displayed our latest architectural signage solutions in our booth, including six pre-designed sign families and our online selector & specification tool. We… Read more »

Gender Inclusive Restroom Signage

Article on rise of gender inclusive restrooms, and signage for them. Read the article at The New York Times. photo credit: the new york times

Wayfinding: Anonymous Work When Done Well

An interesting article that starts out talking about the importance of wayfinding and then uses that as an expample to explore intrinsic vs extrinsic motivators, and ultimately why certain people do the work they do. Read the article at The Atlantic.

Pixel Track Changeable Message Board

Here is an interesting take on the changeable message board. This one eschews LEDs in favor of mechanically flipped discs to render the message. Once the message is created, no power is needed to maintain the message. Read the article at Fast Company photo credit: fast company

Hospital Design Innovations

Design innovations at the new Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO, including improved signage and wayfinding. http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1880448

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Five Questions to Ask Your Sign Designer

Executing a sign program for your facility is just like any other design-construction project: you need common sense and a good plan. A sound strategy starts with the understanding that signage is a unique and specialized building product. The leader of your design effort has to have the right skill set, with the requisite experience… Read more »