Wayfinding Website and Touchscreen 2010 (in progress)

The University of California San Francisco Medical Center commissioned fd2s to design and implement one of the largest integrated wayfinding solutions to date. The new wayfinding system consists of interior and exterior signs, printed maps, and staff training materials, maintenance processes -- and the cornerstone of the project is a wayfinding website and a network... Continue Reading →

Wayfinding Website 2009

As part of an integrated wayfinding solution for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, we designed and developed a wayfinding website. Visitors can search for any department in the facilities and get driving directions (thanks to the Google Maps API), best parking options, and walking directions to their destination. An administrative tool allows... Continue Reading →

Wayfinding Website 2007

We're all familiar with Google Maps and its competitors from Yahoo, Microsoft and Mapquest, but for complex environments these tools are not enough to help visitors find their way. Visitors to medical complexes need more information: where to park, how to walk to their appointment, and what other amenities are nearby. In 2003, fd2s created... Continue Reading →

Day 2: Where 2.0 Conference 2009

Day 2: Where 2.0 Conference 2009 The frenetic pace of the conference continued on Thursday with nearly 20 presentations, demos and panels. A couple highlights: Steve Coast, founder of OpenStreetMap spun a yarn about “ubiquitous geocontext.” He took us through an imaginary day in the not so distant future when our everyday interactions are encoded with... Continue Reading →

Report from Where 2.0

This week I am participating in “Where 2.0,” a conference that focuses on innovations in “the geospatial web” — an ever-broadening category of technologies that utilize location information in some way. By grounding data (often literally) to its physical location on the planet, software can monitor, visualize, analyze, and even predict a mind-boggling variety of... Continue Reading →

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