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Signage and movement

Ehab Abdel-Naby, Dewan Shahed, Chris Blanco A study of the movement of people through Grand Central Terminal in correlation to Signage


Signs indicating services and facilities, e.g., room names & numbers, toilet signs, number of floors, etc.

Identification

Signs leading to services, facilities, functional spaces and key areas, e.g., sign posts, directional arrows, etc.

Information

Safety & Regulatory

Signs giving information about services and facilities, e.g., maps, directories, instructions for use, etc.

Signage categories Ehab Abdel-Naby, Chris Blanco, Dewan Shahed

Direction

Signs giving warning or safety instructions, e.g., warning signs, traffic signs, exit signs, rules & regulations, etc.


identification signs Ehab Abdel-Naby, Chris Blanco, Dewan Shahed


Information SIgns Ehab Abdel-Naby, Chris Blanco, Dewan Shahed


Direction Signs Ehab Abdel-Naby, Chris Blanco, Dewan Shahed


Safety & regulatory signs Ehab Abdel-Naby, Chris Blanco, Dewan Shahed


Floor plan: Sign locations Ehab Abdel-Naby, Chris Blanco, Dewan Shahed


Floor plan: People Movement Ehab Abdel-Naby, Chris Blanco, Dewan Shahed


Grand Central Terminal has about 750,000 people moving about the place. And about 350,000 are customers of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The rest are visitors who linger around the terminal whether it be to use it as a hallway or a place to rest and relax. This means there is constant movement throughout the entire building. Movement is controlled by signage. there are so many different signs around the terminal which direct the flow of people. Some signs can be found deceiving at times but mostly useful. We have divided the the different signs into four categories: direction, safety and regulatory, identification and information. Our studies show the constant movement of people throughout the terminal through the use of signage. Categories Yellow - Information Green - Direction Blue - Identification Red - Safety / Regulatory

Floor Plan: combined Ehab Abdel-Naby, Chris Blanco, Dewan Shahed


Sketch #1 Ehab Abdel-Naby


Sketch #2 Chris Blanco


Sketch #3 Dewan Shahed


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