Signage : The Juggernaut
Whether in life or in any avocation, navigation is vital!
“Where am I? How did I get here? Where should I head?”
The natural intellect can direct you through a cave-space but directional signs are imperative. D’Art’s approach on creative wayfinding signage designs, being a retail design agency is unique, out of box, and unprecedented. We incorporate both time periods of traditional and modern.Traditional times are contemporary in their own way and the very essence is the most needed. Modern times are laced with pandemic fear, so we have to think in the direction of social distancing signs.
If we take up in the box, D'Art wayfinding consulting services include:
Signage/Wayfinding Master Plans
Electronic and Static Signage Systems
Wayfinding Management Systems
Place making Elements
Public Signage and Graphics
Moreover, signages are a measure for brand visibility. The above mentioned points help us to create that ‘visibility’ factor while performing signage services for the brand.
Phase 1: Overall Graphics And Signage Concept
The purpose of this phase is to create a human platform for the whole project and to make all the necessary preparations for the first design phase.
This phase consists of the following:
Initial meeting with the client about the outline of the project, such as budget, scope and timeline.
Familiarization with the company identity and its branding and identity standards.
Consultation with external partners and stakeholders. Site visit - Architectural review of establishment operations, signage requirements, and priority.
Site survey with landscape architect for a comprehensive analysis of traffic flows for road signs and other exterior signs.
Coordinate with Interior designer and other consultants, compatibility of interiors and signage locations.
Phase 2: Schematic And Typical Design
For the second phase a design of individual signs that will fulfill the navigational and instructional needs of the project. This phase will result in providing all the data and requirements for the design of the visual aspects of all the signs.
This phase consists of the following:
Examine architectural master plan, site plans and architectural drawings
Marking major traffic flows on the plans and realistic viewing distances for signage
Developing and finalizing the list of sign types
Developing a coding system for all signage
Finalizing the plans and indicating global locations of all signs
Develop outline specifications
Review / presentation meetings with signage committee or client
Phase 3: Visual Design
The visual design phase consists of the following:
Preparing the typeface chart. Including the standard sizes to be used
Developing the chart of all the graphic elements, like symbols, pictograms and illustrations
Composing the color chart
Developing a design for each individual sign type in elevation drawing
3D models, and/or real-size mockups
Phase 4: Technical Drawings & Signage Schedule Chart
This phase includes the incremental stages of product development along with the creation of contract documents that will form the package for tender.
Drafting a working drawing for each sign type.
Developing bill quantity for each sign type.
Drafting the specifications for all materials, construction details, fasteners, type of finishing and colours.
Developing a complete sign schedule and location plans to identify sign location and placement, type and information content.
Review and approval by the client.
Assisting the client in manufacturer selection and bidding process.
Phase 5: Production & Installation
The D'art team includes skilled signage designers, planners, sign engineers and craftspeople with the knowledge that only comes from extensive hands-on experience. This means that our network capabilities as a signage company ensure that your solution meets the quality standards for which we are known. We have multiple manufacturing facilities and alliance partners strategically located throughout India. So, whether your project is local or national, we have a facility and the capabilities to serve you.
When implementing an architectural signage solution, D'art considers every aspect involved – from engineering and signage code requirements to installation logistics – to ensure the smoothest installation for the client and visitors alike. Whether your program consists of interior signage, exterior signage or both, D'art has the expertise you can trust.
All these phases are meshed up everytime we deliver our services of Navigation And Wayfinding Signages.