Ian Mackay
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Walk [Your City] in collaboration with the Market Street Prototyping Festival and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will be bringing the Walk [Market Street] campaign to San Francisco this April! Take a look to see how we’re getting started #walkyourcity #prototyping #marketstreet #walkability #sanfrancisco

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Posted Jan 28, 2015
Steve Pepple
Steve Pepple
Jan 28, 2015

I think it's absolutely brilliant!

Have you thought about including signs to temporary places and events during the festival?

Let me know if there is any way I can help. (I'll send my contact info separately)

Posted by Steve Pepple on Jan 28, 2015
Joseph Thomas
Joseph Thomas
Jan 29, 2015

Market Street is currently a horrendous mish-mash of confusing signage. These signs might help some percentage of English speaking visitors, but are of little use to the people who are most in need of directions: foreign travelers. And any self-respecting teenager with a pair of diagonal cutters will not be able to resist adding these signs to their collection.

This being the 21st Century, and San Francisco being the capital of Silicon Valley, wouldn't something like 3-D touchscreen multi-lingual kiosks be a better solution to "way-finding?"

Posted by Joseph Thomas on Jan 29, 2015
Dan
Dan
Jan 29, 2015

Fair point Joseph. Walk Your City is a prototype - low cost and easy to test. The design teams have budget constraints and the projects are temporary (3 day festival in April). Based on the feedback from the prototypes, the city can then determine whether more permanent and more expensive wayfinding is a priority for the redesign of Market St.

I like the idea of repurposing un-used newspaper/magazine kiosks for touchscreen wayfinding. Although you could argue that most people already have a touchscreen in their pocket, which transfers the hardware costs to residents. Perhaps there is permanent wayfinding signage with clear instructions for people to access it with their own devices.

Posted by Dan on Jan 29, 2015
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