Walkability and Wayfinding

Wayfinding, in the way it allows the city to be read, also provides the city with a pulse: that beating, rhythmically bizarre movement of people supported by signage, symbols, postings and much more. Read more »

A New Era for Transportation in the United States

The US is quietly making walking and cycling central to urban transportation. America is the undisputed home of the automobile: the very fabric of the country is defined by the system of highways and street grids that have supported and ... Read more »

Downtown Edmonton installs first interim street signs

Over the last week, 40 interim signs designed by Applied have been installed in the Downtown district of Edmonton, Alberta. The signs, which feature detailed mapping of the local area, have been introduced ahead of the opening of the Rogers ... Read more »

Alexandria, VA, appoints Applied for new parks wayfinding initiative

Alexandria has a population of almost 150,000 and is located six miles south of Washington D.C. on the bank of the Potomac River. With 947 acres of open space and parklands, this project represents a fascinating challenge for Applied. The ... Read more »

Applied to design Springfield’s new wayfinding system

In recent years, Springfield’s Downtown neighbourhood has experienced a surge of investments and a number of planning initiatives drawing near to completion. Read more »

Tim Fendley makes second appearance on Skylines

Applied Wayfinding’s Founding Director, Tim Fendley has previously appeared Skylines, in an episode discussing the design process behind Legible London. Read more »

Applied to design wayfinding for the National Gallery

Applied Wayfinding, the company behind the award-winning Legible London pedestrian system, has been selected to design a new signage system for the National Gallery, a world famous cultural landmark and major tourist attraction in the busy heart of London. Read more »

Applied Wayfinding recognised with Queen’s Award!

It’s celebrations all round today at the Applied studios, as we announce that we have been recognised as winners of the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise! Applied is amongst select companies to be awarded the highest business accolade in the ... Read more »

You Are Here: Tim Fendley talks maps on Skylines podcast

Hosted by Jonn Elledge and Barbara Speed, each fortnightly episode of Skylines discusses the topic of cities, from urbanisation to politics. Read more »

Innovate UK’s Future Cities Challenge

Urban living in the United Kingdom presents opportunities, rewards and challenges in equal measures. As the population continues to explode at record pace, intense pressure is being placed on infrastructure which in many regions is already at breaking point. Read more »

Storytelling in urban wayfinding

The discussion focused on the role that storytelling played in the development of Legible London, the project that set the gold standard for city wayfinding systems. Read more »

Mapping our London at #LDF15

As part of the 2015 London Design Festival, Applied was asked to contribute to Co-ordinates, an art exhibition put on at Ground Floor Space. Read more »

Legible London shortlisted in TfL’s Design Icon competition

Joining the likes of the London Underground roundel, Harry Beck's tube map, and the new routemaster, the Legible London system is among the best of London's transport design icons. Read more »

A Q&A with Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann is the founder of global branding agency, Edenspiekermann, the designer of 14 font families, the creator of Berlin's metro map, a professor, and a long time friend of Applied's partners. Applied and Edenspiekermann's history goes back all the ... Read more »

Applied designing Hudson Yards wayfinding

More than 17 million square feet of mixed-use development, Hudson Yards is transforming 28 acres of Manhattan's West Side and Applied are taking part. Read more »

Designing for the contemporary city

Earlier this month, the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) played host to a range of inspiring talks on the topic of Urban Interaction Design, with Tim Fendley of Applied presenting his thoughts on wayfinding in the contemporary networked city. Read more »

Travelling into the Future: Work in Progress

With a nod to Godwin’s Law, how about a law named after Sir Frank Whittle? In any discussion about personal transport, Whittle’s Law states that as such a discussion grows longer the probability of somebody mentioning the jetpack approaches one. ... Read more »

Dongdaemun Design Plaza wins SEGD Merit Award

Applied Wayfinding and YiEUM Partners collaborated to create the wayfinding and signage for Zaha Hadid's Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a major urban development in the heart of Seoul. Read more »

Applied’s founding Director, Tim Fendley to speak at upcoming SEGD event

The Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) is hosting a Wayfinding Workshop at the end of April and Applied's founder and director, Tim Fendley is a keynote speaker. Read more »

Applied’s theory on voting tendencies for South Thanet

Last month we were approached by Blueprint magazine to participate in a spoof ballot paper. The last issue before the general election, the magazine decided to poke some fun at the political parties vying to represent South Thanet. Read more »

Museum wayfinding: A critique of the 3D Paper Pathfinder

As the Applied team looks at taking on some wayfinding challenges in museums, we were pleased to discover an event put on by the Information Design Association (IDA) all about museum wayfinding. Read more »

Connecting the Dots of Toronto’s transit system

Applied and in particular, Tim Fendley have been hard at work on Toronto's transit system since 2011. Last week Tim had the chance to share the progress being made with the public. Read more »

What next for Legible Cities?

The latest issue of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design's magazine is out and Tim Fendley's thoughts on how the Legible Cities movement will progress are featured within. Read more »

Mapping the City: Applied’s take on an exhibition at Somerset House

The Mapping the City exhibition was held at the Somerset House from the end of January to mid-February. The exhibition was hosted by Somerset House and UCL Anthropology, and in association with AbyP. Applied were there to take a look ... Read more »

Applied win silver and bronze IIID Awards

The IIID Award is run by IIID, the International Institute for Information Design. The awards given out recognise outstanding work done in the field of information design. Read more »

Tim Fendley speaks at Small Talks

Humans don’t usually play unless they feel safe where they are. But even if you are in an unknown city, if you play you become convinced of your safety. Read more »

Legible London versus Islington

Walking by Old Street on my way to work every day I am instantly gratified when I see a match up of a Legible London on-street map versus one done by Islington. Read more »

Vancouver’s ‘living map’ looks ahead with Applied

Encouraging and fostering a culture of walking is key to several of the City of Vancouver’s long-range goals. Giving Vancouver a walking identity will fall in line with their current Healthy City Strategy and their long-term goal to become the ... Read more »

Applied Wayfinding opens in New York City

Our active projects in North America include a Legible City programme for Cleveland, a campus wayfinding system for the University of Washington, and a wayfinding scheme in Vancouver, British Columbia. Previous work includes the I Walk NY, now WalkNYC, strategy for ... Read more »

A comprehensive look at Legible London

As 2014 comes to an end we look back at how Legible London came to be. Read more »

Cleveland lights the way with Applied Wayfinding

As part of Cleveland's wayfinding strategy, four prototype signs have been installed in the Downtown to research their appeal and effectiveness for visitors and residents of the most populous city in Ohio. Read more »

Place cells, wayfinding and the Nobel Prize

How apt that rats were doing the leg work which allowed the brilliant brain of John O’Keefe to win the Nobel Prize in October. Read more »