Uzhhorod city wayfinding systems
A very significant project for us in many ways. We started working on the project 2 months before the start of the war, when we started, we had no idea what this city would ultimately mean to some of our team. This is the first project we did after the start of a full-scale war.
Uzhhorod has become our home for the worst 3 months of our lives. We evacuated to this city and met in it good friends and peace of mind during the most difficult time.
In response, we wanted to thank this city, and make wayfinding as clear as possible, so that people, like us, discover this city for themselves and fall in love with it.
The main focus was on the map. We have completely displayed the entire pedestrian zone of the city and rendered all the historical houses of the central part. The roads were divided into main highways and secondary roads. We showed the walking alleys along the embankments and the route of the Children's Railway.
We selected the most iconic sights in our opinion and made detailed pictograms. We added a few Easter eggs to the map, like our favorite place in the rapids of the Uzh River, a fountain near the city council, or a flagpole with the Ukrainian flag, the highest in the Transcarpathian region.
We showed the location of public transport stops, squares, playgrounds, administrative centers, and the main recreation areas. We made a map in Ukrainian and English.
We added text descriptions of the locations where the totems were located to the totems so that each user could understand why this place is important for the city. The map occupied an increased place on the totems, the orientation on the maps was not to the north, but to the user's location in each place. In addition to the map and text, we have added guides to an expanded number of points of interest and important infrastructure objects.
We paid a lot of attention to testing the map and the clarity of all navigation elements. Even before the installation of the elements, several public tests of the elements in the actual size with a survey of people were carried out.
In the course of work on the project, the task was transformed from purely tourist navigation to city wayfinding, since as a result of the war a large number of temporarily displaced persons arrived in the city. We had to make the totems, and especially the map, understandable.
We are a Ukrainian company based in Ukraine. We have a large team from different cities in Ukraine. We were shocked on February 24, 2022, and our main task was to survive and relocate. When the first days passed, we began to volunteer to help citizens of Kharkiv to get humanitarian aid. We are doing everything we can for Ukraine to win this senseless war. We hope that one day we will be able to continue full-fledged work in Ukraine, and for now, we are trying to refocus on the external market and load the studio with work.
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