Every day, wayfinding tools for higher education are becoming more high-tech. The best campus wayfinding tools accomplish two primary goals: Helping the user orient themselves with their surroundings, and helping them get from one location to their desired location.
There are many wayfinding tools that effectively provide one of these two needs. A bird’s-eye map, for example, can be great for orientation, but challenging for a user to know the optimal route to their end point.
The biggest advantage of digital wayfinding tools is their ability to adapt to changes on campus, quickly or even in real-time. The prevalence of digital signage, maps, and point-to-point wayfinding means higher education professionals can rapidly support their stakeholders with up-to-date information.