Department

Graphic Communication Department

Degree Name

BS in Graphic Communication

Date

6-2013

Advisor(s)

Kevin Cooper

Abstract/Summary

The purpose of this study was to identify the essential elements of design for creating exhibit signage and to understand how museum visitors interact with signs and wayfinding systems. A survey was administered to museum/art directors and signage designers to gather knowledge from experts in the field about the signage design and implementation process. The participants answered questions concerning elements of design, wayfinding, digital versus print, and future signage innovations. The results of this research can be used to assist creators and implementers of museum signage in uniquely displaying information to a large audience and developing the most successful wayfinding method to allow visitors to easily navigate throughout an exhibit space.

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