The Met

Applied worked with The Met to improve wayfinding across three sites, in order to transform visitor experience. The Met is one of the world’s largest major cultural destinations, with over six million people visiting the 2,000,000 square feet of gallery ... Read more »

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

The Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a major cultural centre in Seoul’s downtown fashion district. As part of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park, it is one of the city’s most important developments in recent history. The Plaza was built over ... Read more »

Waltham Forest – Mini Holland

In 2015, Applied was commissioned by Waltham Forest Council to undertake a prestigious project as part of Transport for London’s ‘Mini-Holland’ initiative. The project brief involved developing a wayfinding strategy for cyclists and pedestrians and concept designs for signage and ... Read more »

Walk Rio

Rio de Janeiro is one of South America’s most iconic cities, and is currently at an important point on the world stage. Over the past few years it has hosted the football World Cup, the Confederation Cup, the Pope’s visit, ... Read more »

Department of Business, Innovation and Skills

Applied was commissioned by the Better Ways of Working team at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to devise a wayfinding strategy for its head office located at 1 Victoria Street, London. Read more »

Legible Bournemouth

Bournemouth has had to accommodate to the steep coastal topography, which has led to a fragmented development that is difficult to understand. This has lead to many visitors not travelling beyond the familiar arrival points and favourite destinations. Read more »

Legible London: System design

In 2008, Applied were commissioned as System Designer for the pilot phase of Legible London. Read more »

Legible London: Pilot studies & scheme design

In parallel with the system design, Applied were also commissioned as scheme designer to deliver the Covent Garden/Clear Zones pilot project. Read more »

Legible London: Evaluation

Transport for London undertook a series of qualitative and quantitative evaluations of the system to ascertain if it was meeting its objectives to make London more legible, help people move around the city more easily, and give people the confidence to explore. Read more »

Legible London: The Yellow Book

Published by Transport for London and Applied, The Yellow Book tells the story of the Legible London prototype installed in the West End in November 2007. Read more »

Legible London: West End prototype

In 2007, the West End prototype was launched. This was when much of the key thinking was developed – from placing the signs, to rationalising place naming and asset selection, the design of the mapping and signs, through to product design and implementation on-street.  Read more »

Legible London: Feasibility Studies

Feasibility Studies were conducted in four London areas that had initially been keen to get involved with Legible London: West End, South Bank, Richmond, Twickenham, Kew and the Borough of Hackney. Read more »

Legible London: A wayfinding study

The original Legible London wayfinding study, published in 2006, set out a vision for a common solution to wayfinding. It outlined the principles of a pedestrian signage system that encourages walking, takes into account the viewpoints of all stakeholders, provides ... Read more »


TransLink is the regional transport authority for Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. They manage, promote and maintain the public transport system for Vancouver, including light rail (SkyTrain), heavy rail, riverbus, and buses, and have responsibility for vehicular, cycle and walking transport systems throughout the region. Read more »

Real-time digital information mapping

Transport for London (TfL) has embraced the need for unique and specific information at every transport interchange. With 17,000 bus stops, 12,000 of them with shelters, the real-estate is vast and the management of the information an ongoing task. Read more »

Bristol Legible City

Bristol City Council’s Legible City initiative is a pioneering design programme for the City of Bristol in the west of England. It was the UK’s first fully integrated environmental identity, signing and information scheme and one of the most significant ... Read more »

Seamless Cleveland

As part of an unprecedented $2 billion investment dedicated to revitalizing the city’s tourism and travel infrastructure, Applied was commissioned to prepare a wayfinding masterplan, with the aim of providing an outline of how wayfinding could be used to encourage ... Read more »

Leeds Walk It

Leeds city centre is one of the largest retail centres in the UK with over 1,000 shops and restaurants. Its shopping experience is unique: it is the only city that offers both top ten premium and value retail centre markets. ... Read more »

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

In 2012, the London Legacy Development Corporation commissioned Applied to create a wayfinding strategy for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the most significant regeneration project in London for a generation. The project has a community park at the heart of ... Read more »


In 2011 Applied were asked to audit the wayfinding and signage at Doha’s Hamad Medical Centre, a Qatari Hospital network made up of multiple buildings in numerous sites across the city. Patients were frequently turning up at the wrong hospital, ... Read more »

University of British Columbia

Applied North America has completed a new major wayfinding project at the Vancouver campus of University of British Columbia. The project comes as part of a massive $46m realm programme at this tier one university. Read more »


Opened in 1999, and hailed as Europe’s most innovative and largest retail and leisure destination, Bluewater has been credited with changing the face of retailing in the UK. The Bluewater concept has been copied by major shopping centres built since, ... Read more »

Westfield Stratford

Applied developed a wayfinding system for the external retail areas of Westfield Stratford City. The external areas were the most underused part of the centre because shoppers had not strongly connected the internal and external offer. Further there was a ... Read more »

London Southbank University

In 2008, Applied was asked to produce a wayfinding strategy for the external areas of the campus. The strategy identified the difficulties people faced when trying to find their way to and around the campus and also provided recommendations for ... Read more »

Glasgow Pedestrian Wayfinding System

In recent years, Glasgow has consolidated its reputation as an international centre for the arts, culture and sports. It has long been a shining example of imperial and Edwardian splendour, with Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art and the Kelvingrove Gallery ... Read more »

Companies House

Companies House, a division of the Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform is the official register for all businesses in the United Kingdom. It collects and manages information from around 4.5 million companies and their directors every year, using ... Read more »

Sunderland City Council

Applied were commissioned by the City of Sunderland to produce a strategy for a city-wide mapping system, and to design the new maps. We first set out to gain a detailed understanding of the City of Sunderland – its people ... Read more »

London Architecture Biennale

The annual London Architecture Biennale is the UK's most important architectural festival. This week long, themed event debates and celebrates the transformations that are happening in the capital that year and features celebrated creative people across many disciplines. Read more »

UK Border Agency

Faced with sustained media criticism of immigration controls, the UK government set out to increase awareness and visibility of the border entry process, with uniformed immigration officers and improved information at the ports of entry. Read more »


Applied were initially appointed to produce a comprehensive wayfinding strategy for Sharp’s £16.5million development in East Manchester, a 200,000 sq ft complex offering extensive digital facilities to professionals and start-ups in the field. We were subsequently commissioned to design the ... Read more »


Heathrow is one of the most complex environments we came into contact with. It is used by millions of passengers on a daily basis, combining a plethora of nationalities and different cultural backgrounds. The majority of these people have one ... Read more »

Paul Davis

British artist and wordsmith Paul Davis is widely known as a social commentator and satirist with a unique outlook on the world around him. Paul has contributed to many editorial publications, worked for numerous high profile brands and exhibited in ... Read more »

City of Vancouver

Applied was briefed to come up with a new prototype of a pedestrian wayfinding system in Downtown Vancouver that would serve as a replacement to the current on-street wayfinding system. The new system was to encourage walking and exploration, as ... Read more »

Ipswich Town Wayfinding Strategy

Ipswich Borough Council briefed Applied to produce a waterfront wayfinding strategy with the objective of addressing the poor connections between the town centre and the waterfront area, which was being regenerated at that time. The wayfinding strategy sought to reinforce ... Read more »

Dublin Bus

Applied originally worked with Dublin Bus several years ago and developed ideas for improved bus stop information, a co-ordinated network map and a rounded approach to different media. Based on our knowledge of the city and the transport system, we ... Read more »


Applied were appointed to develop a new range of static mapping products for Metrolinx in February 2011. Read more »

Brilliant Britain Guide

In 2012 Applied were commissioned by British luxury brand Mulberry to develop an editorial based website ‘Brilliant Britain’ which would champion and showcase the charms, unique characteristics and eccentricities of Britain to the world. The website supports a book and ... Read more »

I Walk NYC

As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s call to ‘re-imagine the public realm’, New York City has taken a series of major strides in recent years to improve its streetscape through the creation of new public plazas, wider sidewalks and wide ranging ... Read more »

Walk Brighton

Brighton & Hove City Council first commissioned Applied to conduct an audit and to produce a wayfinding strategy in May 2008 which formed a wide-ranging wayfinding system for the city. Read more »

Living Regent Street

Applied and The Living Map company launched Living Regent Street in July 2012, in readiness for welcoming more visitors than ever before for the London Olympic Games. Read more »

Legible London

London is a city of complex structures, some originating from medieval times. It has few long vistas but a multitude of destinations, impressive landmarks and tourist attractions and with more than 27 million visitors a year, walkability is paramount. The ... Read more »