For The SDS’s January talk, Sarah Owen from Pascall Watson took us on a fascinating journey from initial brief to the implementation of a new wayfinding solution for Venice’s Marco Polo Airport. During her talk, which members can now access here, she explains the rationale behind the design and how they embedded the identity of the city within the scheme. The team’s solution for integrating digital advertising screens into the wayfinding strategy was particularly inspired and something we could all learn from.
Over the past few months we have been experimenting with different livestreaming options so that members who can't make it to an event in person can join us virtually.
We are pleased to confirm that we will be streaming all future events (technology permitting) through Facebook Live.
Please note: this offer is only available to SDS members. Not an SDS member? You can become an SDS member online today.
How to watch online via Facebook Live
To watch future talks online, please join our special Facebook group:
- Sign in to Facebook
- Friend us at our special livestreaming account: ‘SDS Live’
- Ask to join our closed (SDS members only) ‘SDS Live Events Facebook group’ – Kirstine will approve you to join the group.**
**N.B. To avoid disappointment, please make sure you send your request to join our SDS Live Events Facebook group in good time. We might not be able to accept requests made on the day of the talk or event.
For October’s Talk David Catanach from The British Sign & Graphics Association (BSGA), took us through the planning and regulations frameworks that govern signs. Anything but dry, David peppered his talk with case studies to illustrate how things can go awry. He also expunged a few myths about who the H&S Executive (HSE) will want to talk to if there is a failure of a sign. For anyone thinking that the designer will be immune, you need to have a look at David’s presentation. In fact, they will want to question anyone who is deemed to have been involved in whole supply chain – that includes the designer.
A recording and copy of David’s presentation is available to members via the talk archive. If you weren’t able to make the talk I recommend that you take a look.