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Navigating Kat18 / Orientation in the Art House

Navigating Kat18

A wayshowing system for mentally handicapped people (the outsider artists of Creative Factory Allerhand): The target group was involved in two parts. As experts of their own they helped to redefine the signage system's basic design criteria from scratch. As artists themselves they took part in the form-finding-process of the system's elements. The design of a comprehensive set of pictograms turned out to be the biggest challenge of all. The outcome is a signage system which is completely understood by the factory's staff despite their perception disorders. Thus it grants self-determined mobility for the staff within their daily working space.



Akademie für Gestaltung
Köln, Germany


Karsten Rohrbeck

Karsten Rohrbeck
Köln, Germany