Wayfinding encompasses all of the ways in which people and animals orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place.
Historically, wayfinding refers to the techniques used by travellers over land and sea to find relatively unmarked and often mislabelled routes. These include but are not limited to dead reckoning, map and compass, astronomical positioning, and more recently, global positioning. Urban planner Kevin A. Lynch borrowed the term for his 1960 book 'Image of the City', where he defined wayfinding as “a consistent use and organisation of definite sensory cues from the external environment”.
In 1984 environmental psychologist Romedi Passini published the full-length 'Wayfinding in Architecture' and expanded the concept to include signage and other graphic communications, clues inherent in the building's spatial grammar, logical space planning, audible communication, tactile elements, and provision for special-needs users.
Vista System took its 20 years of accumulatead experience in the way-finding field and created a complementary system based on flat, modular extrusions: Vista Square.
Vista Square’s wide range of signage solutions run the full gamut, from flat wall frames, flat table signs, flat suspended signs, flat directory signs, flat poster frames and even flat corner signs – a unique Vista creation. Bespoke signage solutions are met by Vista’s R&D department where successful products are inserted into the offered selection. Thus, Vista ensures that its signage solutions are constantly evolving and improved upon to meet market trends and demands.