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Below you will find a list of books and guides that we think are particularly relevant to our specialisms - some of which are unavailable anywhere else.

Non-members can also purchase webinar recordings of previous talks. This is a relatively new venture for us so the back catalogue isn't vast - yet.

To book non-member entry to any of our talks, please use the 'Events' menu and follow the links.

Members can access the talk archives for free - and get healthy discounts on all other items within the shop.

The Sign Design Guide

sdg4webThe Sign Design Guide is published jointly by the SDS and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Written by Peter Barker OBE, BSc (Eng), a member of the Society's Steering Group and by June Fraser ARCA PPCSD, a former Chairman of the Society, the book is concerned with making environments accessible to everyone and addresses the concept of 'inclusive signage'.

Providing clear guidance on producing signs and other wayfinding information, it will not only assist UK users to comply with the Disabilities Discrimination Act, but will be of benefit to other readers in giving guidance on best practice.

Essential reading for architects, designers, wayfinding managers, access officers and sign manufacturers, the Sign Design Guide addresses many information formats - visual, embossed, braille, audible and other wayfinding devices for people with reduced ability.

The Guide costs £25 inc postage* for non-members

Members receive a reduction to £19.50 inc postage*

*Please Note: All postage costing is for posting within the UK. Postage outside the UK may incur an additional charge. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

Underground Maps Unravelled

Explorations in Information Design

by Dr Maxwell J. Roberts

umu max robertsThis book gives an in-depth analysis of how schematic maps assist the user, when they fail, and the psychological theories that explain why. It asks whether traditional design techniques are suited to today’s complex networks, and explores what happens when the rules are broken.

The result is an astonishing collection of maps for cities worldwide that challenge preconceptions about the nature of effective design. Whether you are a graphic designer, transport professional, or just a frustrated commuter, maps will never seem quite the same again.

The book isn't going to be be available on Amazon, members get a rock bottom discount - at £37.50 all in. Applies to UK based members - other countries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., so we can assess P&P. Offer at this price applies while we have stocks.

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