Like most You Are Here maps, the old map for Notre Dame de Namur University was a recycled architectural drawing. The result was a jangle of useless detail. As meaningful as that detail would be to architects, it was noninformative to visitors trying to find a building. Below is an excerpt of the old map and the corresponding excerpt of my new map.
You Are Here maps typically suffer from two problems: visual noise and a coding system instead of place names. Coding forces you to look back and forth between numbers on the map and a separate directory of place names. My designs try to eliminate both problems, making it easier to find what you’re looking for. A directory then becomes an optional extra.