Wayfinding is a critical component of the urban landscape.  In spite of the importance of effective signage, there is no journal dedicated to this topic.  As such, scholars from a variety of academic disciplines (law, planning, engineering, business, art, economics, architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, and graphic design) publish their scholarship in journals in their home disciplines.  As a result, interdisciplinary group of scholars engaged in this area of research rarely have a chance to communicate their findings.  This journal seeks to bring them together.

Announcement of New Editorial Team

2019-09-27

AACSRE is pleased to announce the selection of the new co-editors of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding–Dr. Christopher Auffrey and Dr. Vikas Mehta of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning (DAAP). Dr. Auffrey and Dr. Mehta will oversee the Journal’s publication for a three-year term through 2022.

Dr. Auffrey is a Professor of Planning and Bachelor of Urban Planning Program Coordinator for the School of Planning at DAAP. He is also a principal in Visual Environments Analytics, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in the assessment of how signage captures the attention of viewers in complex visual environments. He holds a PhD in Urban, Technological and Environmental Planning, a MA in Economic Development and a BA in Environmental Conservation and Economics. 

Dr. Mehta is the Fruth/Gemini Chair of Communication in the Urban Environment (CUE), the Ohio Eminent Scholar of Urban/Environmental Design and Associate Professor of Urbanism in the School of Planning at DAAP. He is the author of numerous texts on urban design and public space, including the recent 101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School (2018, with Matthew Frederick), Public Space, an anthology of about 100 chapters (Routledge, 2015) and The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space (Routledge, 2013), which received the 2014 Book Award from the Environmental Design Research Association. Dr. Mehta is also the co-editor of the Journal Children, Youth and Environments.

Anna Parnigoni has also joined Dr. Auffrey and Dr. Mehta on the editorial team in the role of Associate Managing Editor. Anna is a current master’s candidate in the Community Planning program at DAAP and has a background in marketing and communications. 

AN INVITATION TO PUBLISH – Volume 4, Number 1

2019-09-27

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding seeks to provide a forum where scholars from a variety of academic disciplines (such as urban design, planning, law, business, economics, transportation, engineering, communication, visual studies, art, architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, and graphic design) may publish their scholarship dedicated to wayfinding and the importance of effective signage. The Journal is published twice annually and is currently being co-edited by Dr. Christopher Auffrey and Dr. Vikas Mehta of the School of Planning at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning (DAAP).

Authors are encouraged to submit their work by December 8th, 2019 to be considered for the upcoming Volume, however, articles submitted after this date may still be considered. Articles from all disciplines will be considered for publication and as such, the Journal will contain both academic articles and reports prepared by practitioners. Authors will be expected to utilize the writing and citation conventions appropriate for publication in their discipline. The Journal will print reproductions of important scholarly articles to the extent that the author may obtain permission for the same.

The content of each article will be subject to double blind peer review. The editors will assign articles received to academics and/or practitioners in the related field of study. These reviewers include, among others, the members of the Academic Advisory Council for Sign Education and Research. To view author guidelines or to submit your work, please follow this link. Questions should be sent to Anna Parnigoni, Associate Managing Editor, at parnigam@mail.uc.edu.

Projected Publication, Vol. 4, No. 1: January 2020

Vol 3 No 2 (2019): Legibility, Interpretation & Decision-making

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Wayfinding is a critical component of the urban landscape.  In spite of the importance of effective signage, there is no journal dedicated to this topic.  As such, scholars from a variety of academic disciplines (law, planning, engineering, business, art, economics, architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, and graphic design) publish their scholarship in journals in their home disciplines.  As a result, interdisciplinary groups of scholars engaged in this area of research rarely have a chance to communicate their findings.  This journal seeks to bring them together.