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3 reasons why connected environments are Priority One for Smart Cities

Connected Environments are a core deliverable of Smart Cities and Smart Districts looking to take their first steps towards future-proofing their urban landscape. Smart #kiosks, #signage and #wayfinding should be top of the list. Why? Community and Commercial Benefit Smart District and Smart City initiatives that benefit the community deliver a clear return on investment. The citizens gain a direct benefit …

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A connected environment and connected city – Toronto

Toronto is aiming to build a connected environment that makes the lives of residents and visitors easier. The city is working on a number of initiatives to help them reach this aim, including a partnership with Waze to help with traffic and congestion, and a smart traffic signal pilot. Google’s sister company, Sidewalk Labs, is working towards re-building a 12-acre …

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The Future of Wayfinding at the 2018 Wayfinding and Placemaking Conference

There’s plenty of signs that wayfinding design is turning to technology to improve user experiences. While maps have been employed for basic wayfinding for some time, the industry simply hasn’t been swayed – but that’s changing. If the 2018 SEGD Wayfinding and Placemaking Conference is any indication, we’ll see digital, interactive and personal wayfinding experiences become a staple of designed …

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Innovation, Change and Wayfinding

The wayfinding discipline, newly specialised and, as industries go, relatively young. This youthfulness considered, you’d expect an industry full of fresh ideas. Instead, wayfinding is all too often bogged down in the practices of yesteryear. So what has been holding back wayfinding from achieving the creative spark that comes so easily to other disciplines? This discipline got its start through …

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Interview on Innovation at University of Technology Sydney

In the excitement of our recent installation of wayfinding kiosks at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). To discuss this project in greater detail, we went straight to the source – Bryce Cox and Steve Plummer. These two, as part of the PAM UX team, worked behind the scenes on the kiosk development and knew all the ins and outs. …

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