This issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding provides a broad overview of the true interdisciplinary nature and breadth of the multiple and inter-related fields of inquiry involved in signage research. The articles in this issue also showcase the diverse research methods currently being used to explore some of the important questions related to efficiency, effectiveness, and aesthetics whose answers can serve to inform improved practice and policymaking related to signage and wayfinding specifically, and to visual communication more generally. What emerges from this seemingly eclectic collection of research is a surprising degree of overlap, pointing to the importance of a journal such as IJSW for informing specific areas of research related to signage and wayfinding, but also assisting researchers to access those findings emerging in allied fields.

Published: 2020-02-03