Document Type

Conference Proceedings

Location

ONU McIntosh Center; Dean's Heritage Room

Start Date

22-4-2022 10:00 AM

End Date

22-4-2022 11:00 AM

Abstract

Parking is a very necessary accommodation for a good number of students, faculty, and guests on the campus of Ohio Northern University. Is finding parking on campus a challenge for students? If so, does that have anything to do with the signage presented to students?

The university offers an array of parking options for students on campus, but how effective are the signs they use to communicate who can park where? All the parking lots on campus are labeled with small white signs indicating who can park there depending on the pass they have. Colors indicate which lots are for who. The goal of this research is to analyze the university’s use of signs to differentiate the lots for certain students with varied parking permissions, and if they are effective for wayfinding. Do these signs help students find what lots they can use?

To accomplish this, the research tactics used will be as follows: self ethnography, a questionnaire, and a communications audit. Other strategies and tactics may be conducted to complete the research data and analysis. The results of this research will be reported during the presentation on April 22, 2022.

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Apr 22nd, 10:00 AM Apr 22nd, 11:00 AM

To park, or not to park: Ohio Northern University's parking signage

ONU McIntosh Center; Dean's Heritage Room

Parking is a very necessary accommodation for a good number of students, faculty, and guests on the campus of Ohio Northern University. Is finding parking on campus a challenge for students? If so, does that have anything to do with the signage presented to students?

The university offers an array of parking options for students on campus, but how effective are the signs they use to communicate who can park where? All the parking lots on campus are labeled with small white signs indicating who can park there depending on the pass they have. Colors indicate which lots are for who. The goal of this research is to analyze the university’s use of signs to differentiate the lots for certain students with varied parking permissions, and if they are effective for wayfinding. Do these signs help students find what lots they can use?

To accomplish this, the research tactics used will be as follows: self ethnography, a questionnaire, and a communications audit. Other strategies and tactics may be conducted to complete the research data and analysis. The results of this research will be reported during the presentation on April 22, 2022.