Our older friends and loved ones can have trouble navigating, considering how crowded the world is getting. Plus, weak eyesight may lead to more confusion. This means that signs need to evolve, especially wayfinding signs.
Here are a few things that should be kept in mind when designing wayfinding signs for an aging population
Distinction is one of the most important elements for any wayfinding sign. It’s especially useful for older people. It’s easier to grab their attention compared to the young adults, who have a shorter span of attention. This means that older people focus on the information being given to them. They rely more on wayfinding signs to get to their destination.
We suggest that you pair your wayfinding signs with landmarks making it easier for people to remember their way.
Simplicity is the best approach to anything. With so much distraction and clutter around, something simple stands. To add simplicity to your wayfinding sign for the aging population, you need to keep them age-inclusive. When older adults read a sign, it becomes even more important to minimize the amount of information. Distracting information leads to more distractions.
Isolating wayfinding signs from other signs helps the public get where they need to go. Also, having signage within isolated zones increases certainty about the location, which allows older adults to find their way around.
As vision declines, prominency is extremely important. So, it’s necessary that we should cater to the needs of our clients. To get the perfect wayfinding sign, contact Blink Signs for directions!