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Evans Consoles

A Look at Airport Wayfinding Approach
and Logic
If you seek to develop the best signage and wayfinding master plan, it is important to
understand the airport’s functional relationships and circulation. The development of a
masterplan involves various steps such as circulation and site analysis, wayfinding approach
and logic approach, and discovering elements that drive the design and development of a
comprehensive airport wayfinding signage program. In this blog, we look at wayfinding
approach and logic.

Wayfinding Approach and Logic
Wayfinding Approach
Wayfinding approach as part of the best airport solution is influenced by the site and
circulation analysis and pertains to the guiding principles that inform a framework to deal
with wayfinding issues to attain the operational and functional goals your airport wayfinding
sign program. The primary objective of the program is to enhance the experiences of all
travelers and promote the efficient and safe utilization of facilities at the airport. Every
sequence and customer type is addressed as a component in one flexible and comprehensive
system.

Wayfinding Logic
Wayfinding Logic pertains to the relationship existing between an airport’s physical layout
and the circulation patterns followed by travelers. The discovery of this logic defines the
decision points and pathways that demand information to be communicated to the traveler.
Airport wayfinding signs must be designed in such a way that they assist the traveler in their
logical decision-making process. This is achieved through embodying the principles of

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continuity, consistency, and connectivity, and communicating verbally, virtually, and
visually.

Roadways
In the spirit of supporting user logical decision-making, roadway signage should promote
efficient and safe navigation of the entire airport. This covers lane assignment to motorists at
appropriate points in their sequence. The design should present information in a sequential
manner and seek to eliminate last minute and multiple lane changes. You must also make
sure that motorists are not overwhelmed by the way the information is presented.

Garages
In support of logical decision-making, airport wayfinding signs to and within garages ought
to promote safe and efficient utilization of airport facilities. The information that is provided
to motorists should be enough to help them make parking choices without necessarily
overwhelming them with competing information.

Curbsides
This type of wayfinding signs are meant to facilitate safe and efficient circulation of
pedestrians, vehicles and commercial traffic. The information provided should help drivers
and passengers locate terminals, connect, and locate ground transport options.

Terminals
Gates to terminals are every traveler’s starting point or destination, which makes terminal
wayfinding signage extremely important. The signage aids logical decision-making for
departing and arriving travelers. The information is supposed to be provided at the right
times, at the right places, and in the correct amounts and formats.


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