Niles Signage System

Environmental Typography

3 Weeks | Spring 2020 

Brief

Develop a signage system for a neighborhood of your choice. 

Overview

For this project, I designed a complete signage system for a neighborhood in Fremont, Niles District. For the design, I took into account the historical significance of the neighborhood, as well as the architecture to develop my visual identity.

Skills/Tools

Digital Mockups, Procreate, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop 

Signage Visual Identity

Here is a breakdown of the materials, type choices, and color choices made for the signage system

Station 1: Hearing

The first station the user enters is the hearing station, Nature's Surround Sound. This station prompts the user to listen to the space around them. The goal with this station is to have the user actively listen to sounds that we tend to ignore.

Station 2: Feeling

The station itself is composed of different materials: sand, stone, tile, and grass. The user is encouraged to take off their shoes and really feel the ground. These materials also extend up into walls, to create both privacy and allow to user to be immersed in the different spaces of texture. 

Station 3: Breathing

The final station is the breathing station, which encourages the user to focus in on themselves through their breathing. The station has 3 ponds with different breathing exercises on a board next to it. 

Change Overtime

The park is meant to be a space that the user visits frequently. Overtime the user will  become more comfortable with the idea of mindfulness, tracking their own journey and progress through these reflection pages.