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How can we expect public spaces to change in the new normal?

As the weeks pass, we’re seeing a shift from ‘daily survival’ to ‘planning what a new normal might be’

What is a place without people?

The very nature of a pandemic is the complete antithesis to urban and public space; it warrants separation and distance, as opposed to the normal hustle and bustle of animated city streets. How can we properly assess how places are used when they’re empty of human life?

How we find it here

Were all these people in the gym before? Or has the lockdown sparked an appreciation of the need to purposefully take care of our physical and mental wellbeing? We love how our indoor and outdoor places are being reformed in this way.

How wayfinding can help us achieve true accessibility

We’re working with UCL on PEARL, a research lab that will explore how people interact with their environment. It’s got us wondering what true accessibility looks like.

How will Father Christmas know where to find me?

After all, if visitors can’t find your home - how is Father Christmas going to find his way?

When should you use digital wayfinding?

Good wayfinding can be the difference between shoppers viewing a mall as an efficient, opportunistic and dry place to shop – or a stressful, confusing hassle. It can also brand a space.

#Stayalittlelonger: how good wayfinding drives inward investment

Good wayfinding encourages people to stay a little longer or walk a little further in order to spend their time and money in a different space.

Smart City and Connectivity

A smart city shouldn’t just be about bandwidth connectivity, it should really be about connecting people, communities and creating places.

Finding your way home

Home. Whether you’re in a block, a terrace or a detached Georgian villa, most of us feel the same way about it.

What defines an airport city?

An airport city is the same as every other city, isn’t it?

Designing for difference

During Dementia awareness week, the Placemarque team reflected on how we consider differences in neurodiversity in our wayfinding.

Find your way...around universities

A university is a brand. Good wayfinding helps to tell the story of your university, helping people understand what makes it unique

What makes a smart city smart?

Looking at cities differently as we increase the integration of data and digital into our wayfinding.

Smart thinking builds smart cities

Digital, virtual and mixed reality technologies and big data. How things have moved on since we first developed Oxford’s wayfinding.