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#IMDDA | Ian

#IMDDA | Ian

International Masterclass on Dementia Care, Design and Ageing at the University of Stirling on 15th May 2019 In 2019 I attended the DSDC (Dementia Services Development Centre) event at the University of Stirling with the purpose of building on the knowledge I gained...

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Climate Positive Action with Ecologi

Climate Positive Action with Ecologi

In October 2021, Picto joined Ecologi, an organisation that partners with climate projects worldwide to offset carbon emissions and – as an added bonus – plant trees. Ecologi makes it simple to take climate positive steps and plant trees where they're needed most,...

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Why I’m fascinated by signs

Why I’m fascinated by signs

Sign design has come a long way since I started out as an innocent young graduate working as a general designer for one of the country’s larger sign manufacturers back in 1989. My first few years of “proper work” were varied; designing packaging, furniture layouts,...

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An obsession with the Loo

An obsession with the Loo

Selected Loos of London by Paula Simoe, part of Hand-drawn London, an exhibition at the Museum of London, 21st April — 11th September 2011Being involved in signs and wayfinding I think I’ve become obsessed with toilets in public spaces !  How many are there ? Where...

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Dementia Friendly Signage

Dementia Friendly Signage

Clear and helpful? We have to do better than this. I’m not going to name and shame. The hospital in question recognises that this is not ideal and wants a more coherent and less confusing ‘designed’ solution. Sadly I often come across this kind of thing — ‘dementia...

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