I worked with the Ontario College of Teachers as a Production Designer from February 2017 to August 2017. I was responsible for working with internal clients and two full-time production officers to produce products that ranged from Standards Manuals to complete Signage Programs.
The Ontario College of Teachers participated in Doors Open Toronto 2017 to show the public a little bit of what the College does. The College needed a temporary bilingual signage program that helped visitors that were new to the building navigate their way around the different floors available for public viewing. The signs were used successfully by over 400 people who visited the College over the course of the weekend.
To plan the system I was given the floor plans of the 3 floors that would be accessible to the public. I spoke with planning staff to learn what areas would be available for the public to view and where they would be located. I then walked the floors myself, marking decision points for each floor. Being a relatively new staff member, I was in a unique position to be able to accurately define the decision points.
Connecting both what I learned from the planning staff and from my own walk, I created a Decision Point Analysis that showed where each decision point was and what information I felt was needed to accurately direct guests around the building. Based on the information from my Decision Point Analysis, I created a Signage Placement Map and a Message Schedule.