Interactive & Navigational Design

Interactive and Navigational Design

Several related but different graphic design subfields involve interaction with users or viewers, from giving directions to help navigate through a building to taking instructions from users through input in a mobile app.

Environmental Design

Signage helps people find their way through streets and buildings, giving clues about the environment people find themselves in.

Environmental Graphic Design (EGD) embraces many design disciplines including graphic, architectural, interior, landscape, and industrial design, all concerned with the visual aspects of wayfinding, communicating identity and information, and shaping the idea of creating experiences that connect people to place.

Display Design

Exhibition and display design involves an audience through the use of graphics, objects, text, sound effects and participatory opportunities.

Exhibit design (or exhibition design) is the process of developing an exhibit—from a concept through to a physical, three-dimensional exhibition. It is a continually evolving field, drawing on innovative, creative, and practical solutions to the challenge of developing communicative environments that ‘tell a story’ in a three-dimensional space.

User Interface and Interaction

Successful websites, software programs, computer games and mobile apps need to be accessible, understandable and appealing to their audience. User interface and interaction designers work to enhance ease of navigation.