COVID-19 Signage and Wayfinding

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  • EF Education First

Wanting employees to be safe and also feel safe, we worked towards creating a functional system with a friendly, reassuring tone and purposefully chose sturdy but temporary materials to install an underlying sense of hope: this situation isn’t going to last forever.

The designer began by looking at existing pandemic signage solutions and resolved to intentionally avoid visually loud warnings and a “hazard tape” aesthetic; they not only wanted employees to be safe, they also wanted them to feel safe.

Design Challenge

The objective was to establish and implement a clear signage system to designate circulation pathways and safe areas for employees. With an accelerated timeline of only a few weeks, we sought out a solution that was user-friendly, inexpensive, easily updatable and straightforward to replicate for EF environments worldwide.

Photo Credit: Michael Franke

Photo Credit: Michael Franke

Photo Credit: Michael Franke

Photo Credit: Michael Franke

Design & Execution

The signage and wayfinding system successfully guides users throughout the office whilst allowing for physical distancing, communicates where employees may sit, and clarifies how many people can safely gather in enclosed spaces. The system has also been implemented in several other Education First offices and schools around the world, providing in-person physical distancing guidelines for all areas of EF’s business.

The signage and wayfinding system successfully guides users throughout the office whilst allowing for physical distancing, communicates where employees may sit, and clarifies how many people can safely gather in enclosed spaces. The system has also been implemented in several other Education First offices and schools around the world, providing in-person physical distancing guidelines for all areas of EF’s business.

Photo Credit: Michael Franke

Photo Credit: Michael Franke

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COVID-19 Signage and Wayfinding

COVID-19 Signage and Wayfinding

COVID-19 Signage and Wayfinding

COVID-19 Signage and Wayfinding

COVID-19 Signage and Wayfinding

COVID-19 Signage and Wayfinding

COVID-19 Signage and Wayfinding

COVID-19 Signage and Wayfinding