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environmental graphic design

map design

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wayfinding strategy

Randall’s Island Park

Wayfinding System

Randall’s Island is a mixed-use destination that includes sports facilities, outdoor fields, a concert venue, natural areas, picnic sites, and waterfront pathways. The previous wayfinding system—a result of decades of growth—was a mishmash of permanent and temporary signage. Despite only having one ring road, visitors often got lost, an issue reflected strongly in surveys and user feedback. By taking a holistic approach to these challenges, we designed and installed a system that minimized signs, consolidated messages, and made wayfinding easy, regardless of how visitors accessed the island.

Randall’s Island Park Alliance
Project Lead
Katie Osborn
Environmental Graphic Designers
Rion Byrd Gumus
Naomi Pearson
Anislie Pearsall