Wayfinding: Real World
Signage & Online Design
Think it’s important to know how to get around a website? How about a hospital? Find out how Sylvia Harris, a leading Information Design Strategist, was able to create a new vision for visitor information delivery at the New York area’s largest hospital.
Sylvia will share her information design system and wayfinding masterplan to improve patient experience at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. She will discuss how designers of online navigation can benefit from an understanding of real world wayfinding practices.
Speaker: Sylvia Harris, Information Design Strategist
Where: 277 Park Avenue (between 47th & 48th), Room 1701 (17th floor). (Get a Map of the Location)
When: Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
Registration: 6:00pm to 6:30pm (refreshments served)
Presentation: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (includes Q&A)
Networking: 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Dinner: 8:30pm to whenever
Please note that dinner is an optional, post-event social activity and is not included in the event fee. It will be the responsibility of each individual who chooses to attend the dinner to pay for their own food, drink and any other expenses that may be associated with the dinner.
Cost: See ticket prices at top of page (Pre-payment online required.)
Speaker Bio: Sylvia Harris has devoted twenty-five years to the design and management of public-interest communications.
A leading advisor to New York City's largest institutions, Sylvia conducts assessments and formulates communication strategies for branding and public information campaigns. She was the lead design strategist for the redesign of the 2000 National Census and recently developed information master plans for New York Presbyterian Hospital, the American Civil Liberties Union and Columbia University.
She is currently a member of the U.S. Postal Service Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee and is on the advisory committees of WNYC's Studio 360, the Design Trust for Public Spaces and the AIGA's Design for Democracy. She has also lectured around the world and written numerous articles on culture, design and diversity.
From 1990 through 2000 Sylvia was a design critic at the Yale University School of Art. She received her M.F.A. from Yale in 1980 and a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1975.
For more information on Sylvia’s work, please visit her website at sylviaharris.com .
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