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Roger Whitehouse

Principal, Whitehouse & Company : USA

Information Design and Wayfinding

Roger Whitehouse was trained as an architect in England before moving to the United States in 1967 to teach design at Columbia University School of Architecture. He is a past director of the American Institute of Graphic Design, and is a past director and Fellow of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design. He formed Whitehouse & Company, a multi-disciplinary design firm in 1976, His pioneering work at the Lighthouse in New York establishing wayfinding principles for individuals with disabilities, including visual and tactile maps, and Braille, tactile, visual, and audible information systems, has formed the basis for the signage components of the upcoming revisions to the ADA. Together with many other projects, he has also worked on the development of a universal interactive computer-based talking map wayfinding system financed by a grant from the National Eye Institute.

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