In a post from 2015, I mentioned that wayfinding can be defined as spatial problem solving. It is knowing where you are in a building or an environment, knowing where your desired location is, and knowing how to get there from your present location. Wayfinding encompasses all of the ways in which people orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place.
In the last 7 years, a lot has changed. While that definition of wayfinding still stands, the cost has improved and design features have evolved.
Organizations that wish to implement interactive wayfinding have the advantage of the low design cost. Wayfinding can be offered by integrators, end users, and distributors. Interactive wayfinding encompasses digital mapping and end user directions, signage, and a customizable interface. While certain solutions like http://www.here2therewayfinding.com include full programming and design, others like http://www.wayfindingpro.com enable organizations to build their own system.
From 2015 to 2022, much has evolved in relation to wayfinding systems. But the need for them has not changed. Looking forward to a bright and prosperous year for everyone in the IT industry.