Learning with Entro through the RAIC Industry Knowledge Hub

November 19, 2020


Through the month of November, Entro’s staff has been offering online educational sessions as a part of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's (RAIC) Industry Knowledge Hub. It’s a free resource for architecture and design professionals, where sessions are offered live and on demand.

On Wednesday, November 25, at 12:00PM, Entro’s Vincent Gratton, Partner, will share his experience working on Ottawa’s OC Transpo in “Creating a Holistic and Integrated Transit Network through Wayfinding and Placebranding.” Vince looks at how this expanding multi-modal transit system was able to successfully integrate a new service mode and a refreshed brand image into its existing network while improving the passenger experience through wayfinding and placebranding.

Earlier this month, Entro’s Michelle Parrish, Creative Director and Edmund Li, Associate/Design Director, delivered a session on “Making the Wayfinding Journey Accessible”, where they explored how we can improve the wayfinding experience by shifting the way we think about abilities and the way we access the space around us throughout the whole accessible journey.

Another session by Laura Sellors, Partner, and Teo Herman, Project Coordinator, explores strategies for “Integrating Technology and Environmental Design to Enhance the Passenger Experience after a Global Pandemic.” They discuss how technologies such as facial recognition, thermal screening, smartphones, and other technologies can intersect and combine with environmental graphic design to ensure spaces meet safety regulations and welcome passengers at the same time.

In “(way)Finding Safety and Wellbeing in the Workplace” Entro’s Cristina Kelly, WELL AP, teams up with Amy Rosen, Sociospatial Designer at PLASTARC, to share their thoughts on how to balance a sense of welcome and inclusion with a continued assurance of safety as we return to the workplace. They look at how prescriptive modelling software, an understanding of natural human behaviour, and well-designed, strategically-placed signage each play a critical role.

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