To help ensure the ability of students, visitors and staff to conveniently and confidently navigate the campus, the university released its Fort Garry Campus Wayfinding Strategy in early 2013 (find the link, right). Wayfinding – the experience and action of getting from point A to point B via the strategic use of visual cues – is a key component in enhancing the Fort Garry campus.
The strategy was developed through engagement and consultation with students, visitors and staff, who were asked to either meet to discuss their experiences of the campus or to fill out a questionnaire. Respondents included students, event users (including Bison Sports), first time users and staff.
Wayfinding Issues on Campus
In responding to wayfinding issues and needs, the Strategy outlines seven key recommendations:
Next Steps and Implementation
Recommendations one, four and six are currently undergoing implementation. This process consists of a design phase for creating a distinct look and feel for wayfinding products at the Fort Garry campus.