Thoughts on Wayfinding

Thoughts On Wayfinding

Since 1976 Wm.Whiteley has offered custom fabricating, product development and technical support for a broad range of facility projects. We manufacture our own unique line of facility wayfinding and signage systems which can be adapted and modified to meet a variety of conditions and situations. All of our systems follow a simple philosophy.

An effective wayfinding sign program will contribute significantly to operational efficiency and overall appearance of your facility.

Wayfinding is a critical component of planning and design, tying together all the services, functions, and people in your organization.

A Good Wayfinding System...
helps all facility users, both permanent staff and temporary visitors, to save valuable time, reduce stress and encourage self-reliance. It also enhances building and personnel security.

By applying the known information about your project to a wayfinding checklist, sign requirements and unique characteristics become easily identified.

Additional requirements that may be unique to your facility, such as coordinating finishes with architectural design, will be addressed. We offer assistance from our design and technical support team to ensure a quality result.

Our goal is...
to provide you with a range of integrated sign products able to meet your needs of functionality, quality, legibility and esthetics.

Why choose Wayfinding Signage by Wm. Whiteley Limited?

Designer Bill Whiteley has created a range of interior and exterior sign products renowned for their functionality, esthetic simplicity and user-friendly attributes. These products can be used individually or as a base from which to build a complete wayfinding program.

  • Complete Wayfinding Signage - Indoors & Outdoors
    Our indoor and outdoor signage systems offer comprehensive identity and wayfinding systems including signs designed to support information, direction, identification and safety and security needs.
  • Help & Support Available
    Whether you need assistance in defining your requirements or in ensuring that the signage you select is customized to reinforce your identity, our experienced staff is available to work with you to ensure the success of your project.
  • Appearance
    Our sign systems include both permanent and changeable options. Proven, practical and minimal, our sign products are designed to easily integrate with any interior finishes, from contemporary to traditional.
  • Ease of Updating
    One of the most common sights in any building is a piece of paper taped up to redirect traffic because a replacement sign either hasn't been ordered or delivered. Our interior sign products include a range of options based on changeable inserts which can be produced quickly, easily, and economically using on site computers.
  • Affordable
    Our signs are proof that quality and affordability can go hand-in-hand. We are pleased to provide quotations for projects of any size.
  • Standard and Custom Colours and Finishes Available
    We offer standard colours and finishes as well as custom options.
  • American Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant
    Our signs can be manufactured to meet ADA standards & other barrier free requirements for long term care facilities including raised letter and pictograms, contrasting colours, Grade 2 Braille, installation height, etc.
  • Maintenance and Durability
    Made from powder-coated steel and / or high quality acrylic with silk-screened borders, our office signs are designed with ease of care in mind. Signs are tough, durable and easily maintained by cleaning and facilities staff.
  • Ready to Install
    Both interior and outdoor signs are shipped assembled and ready to install following the simple instructions provided.

Permanent or Changeable

Based on its content or purpose, wayfinding signage may have text that is unlikely to change over time, for example: lobby directories, room numbers and department identification, mandatory safety and security information, floor numbers, washroom facilities, parking and traffic flow information, etc. On the other hand, signs such as workstation signs, staff and nurse station signs including employee names and titles, signs advising of temporary conditions, etc may require more frequent updating. Wm. Whiteley Limited designs and manufactures signs and sign systems which can accommodate the need for both permanent and changeable text. Our changeable signs are designed to hold paper inserts which can be updated virtually instantaneously using on site computers and printers. Let us work with you to develop a sign schedule identifying the types and content of signs required for your project.

I welcome the opportunity to share our expertise and experience with you on current projects. Please contact me directly for RFP/RFQ, Tenders and Proposals.

Bill Whiteley, AOCAD
Industrial Designer

Tel: 519.428.5385 ~ Fax: 519.428.5286 ~ Toll Free: 1.866.666.5385 ~