Analog and Digital Signage
Digital Signage Displays for Multiple Applications
Architects and interior designers take a lot of pride in their work, which is why every part of a building is thought out, down to the smallest details. Signage is a required part of most building projects. It is important to have beautiful signage systems to contribute to wayfinding, the process of guiding people through a building. Digital and analog signage can be used to identify room numbers, departments, name cards, evacuation routes, elevators, and bathrooms. Other interior signage can be used for a more specific purpose, such as showing a nurses schedule in a hospital or to show available conference rooms in an office. Some prominent signage manufactures include 2/90 Sign Systems, ASI, Takeform, APCO, and Peter Pepper Products.
Digital signage displays are a growing trend with a variety of applications. Interactive wayfinding, custom messages, news feeds, and room scheduling displays are just some of the additional features that digital signage can bring to a building. As technology continues to involve, there are many exciting new applications for both architectural and digital signage systems.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulates accessibility standards in certain buildings, and signage is one regulated element. The intent of the law is to mandate signage and identification standards so that facilities are readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. Signage elements such as character size and color and sign placement location are among the things regulated by the ADA. Originally implemented in 1990, the ADA Standards for Accessible Design was revised in 2010. It is important for architects and interior designers to research these standards and make sure that their projects are following the appropriate signage laws.