Southern California Tsunami Evacuation Information

Visual Standards for Tsunami Evacuation Information (VSTEI)

VSTEI will act as an open-source tool for community leadership in emergency management to develop and self-sustain tsunami evacuation information. The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, U.S. Dept of National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Geological C.A. Survey have endorsed VSTEI.

VSTEI will be a resource hub for emergency management as they develop tsunami evacuation information for their community and will provide guidelines and tools that are cohesive, visually “branded,” and State-endorsed. The purpose of VSTEI is to convey the importance of disseminating clear information, empower city infrastructure and management to feel comfortable implementing VSTEI, and encourage accurate cognitive recall of tsunami evacuation information for residents, tourists, students, commuters and employees in tsunami-risk cities. VSTEI will provide a comprehensive publication of visual guidelines and access to design variables to build and maintain VSTEI maps and preparedness materials.

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Emergency and safety wayfinding signage system for Taipei city

Establishing a Wayfinding Signage system will result in a population’s heightened understanding and awareness of emergency and safety information. The wide public distribution of aesthetic and functional design visuals will inform and train people to immediately recognise signage information and assist them to respond to different emergency situations with reduced confusion, anxiety and stress. The VID team conducts this emergency and safety wayfinding system, which focuses on the creation of a concise, uniform and aesthetically pleasing and informative visual signage design system.

This is a partial result from the Shelters and Materials Management Project, World Design Capital Taipei 2016: Adaptive City effort. There are two signage system phases: the Normative and the Featured phases. The Normative phase features existing national public signs, while the Featured phase, an extension of the Normative, presents an independent wayfinding signage system.

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