User experience at UVM Howe Library was significantly hampered. The 1960s 4-story 171,000 square foot building had not seen wayfinding updates since the 1980s. Hand-scrawled signs cluttered everything, compounded by a complete void of orientation, and slipping code compliance. All this while serving 8,000 students from more than 30 countries plus the general public.
Not so anymore. The Image Farm implemented a color-coded, symbol-rich, flexible sign system for critical resources that are far from static. We worked closely with administration and physical plant and utilized a student survey to create a comprehensive, changeable, architecturally-sensitive system with solid graphic standards. Components included kiosks with 3-D floor plans, directories, directional and identification signs, gallery signs, and modules for temporary signs.