Our floor maps are updated on nearly an annual basis, and 2016 was the first chance I had to work with them. It was really important to me to completely rethink the approach and create something that more intentionally outlined our spaces and main services.
My goal in most of the libraries, especially Willis, aimed to remove specific layouts of chairs and tables, as the maps are primarily used as a means of finding rooms for meetings and call number locations in the stacks. I'm not personally a fan of maps that require users to reference back-and-forth between the map and a numbered index, so room information was placed back on the art. Color-coding was eliminated to improve accessibility and the stacks were redrawn to more obviously represent rows of books.
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