The SDS Seminar: Designing for an Ageing Population - 26 October

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To meet the challenge of an ageing population, demand will increase for solutions that will enable us to lead independent and fulfilling lives as we get older. Design has a huge role to play. From a wayfinding perspective not only do we need to consider issues around mobility and accessibility, but the less visible cognitive impairments such as Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, which bring about a different set of requirements.

October’s event will provide you with further insight and a greater understanding of how best to design wayfinding and signing solutions to better meet the needs of this growing segment.

Visit the event page for further information and details about how to secure your place.


British Sign Awards - SDS to collaborate with BSGA on Wayfinding Category

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The SDS are pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with The British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) to promote and raise the profile of excellence in wayfinding design and implementation. For this year’s British Sign Awards, the BSGA’s annual awards showcase, the SDS is taking responsibility for specifying the criteria and judging the wayfinding category.  
The awards are free to enter and open to all for projects implemented within the last year. As it is the British Sign Awards – applicants need to be based in the UK (although projects can be international). Entries from non-UK based wayfinding consultants will be eligible, if manufactured by a UK based sign company. Full details on how to enter and the eligibility criteria can be found here
The winner and two shortlisted candidates from the wayfinding category will be invited as guests to attend a gala awards lunch on 9th November 2017, where the winner will be announced.  We also plan to feature entries on the SDS website to showcase the talent we have in the UK. 
The closing date for entries is Friday 8th September - so don’t delay - get your entries in and let’s celebrate the best of British design.

Our next event - Placemaking TalkFest, Networking and SDS Summer Party – 13 July 2017

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Book your place at our Placemaking TalkFest, Networking and SDS Summer Party. The event takes place on 13 July 2017. For this SDS Summer Networking Event we’re pleased to host not one, but three speakers (so far!). They’ll be demonstrating the power of graphics, in all its forms, to create unforgettable experiences and unique destinations. To find out more details, visit this event page.

SDS Member ABG Design creates a new signage scheme for the National Army Museum

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On 30 March 2017, the new National Army Museum opened in London following a £23.75 million redevelopment of the Chelsea site supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.

The museum has undergone a radical transformation providing a welcoming and interactive space of discovery divided into five permanent thematic galleries that includes over 2,500 objects. ABG Design were one of the key agencies working with the National Army Museum and Architects BDP to create a new bespoke signage and orientation scheme together with supporting visitor literature and café graphics.
In addition to the signage ABG have been responsible for designing the new Museums first temporary exhibition ‘War Paint: brushes with conflict’ that has over 130 paintings and objects and explores the way war has been depicted.

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