SFU Surrey Directory map Useful? or Not
Recall the first day that I attend my first class at Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus. I have not located my class room earlier that day. Thinking it would be sorted, when I look at the Surrey campus directory. However, it does not end up what I hope it would.
The Surrey SFU directory map has a choice of strong, bold and contrasting colors. This does not create any sense of visual hierarchy. The directory elements competed users' attention. Also, there are two different versions of the directory map in SFU Surrey. The displays of these maps are entirely different. For instance, on the Mezzanine, the map is drawn out to a accordion shape and this makes viewers difficult to see. The third, forth and fifth floors are presented flat on the walls. Another difference between these two versions of directory maps is their orientations. This provides confusion for students or visitors. In terms of legibility, the fonts are small and it males students and visitors difficult to look for certain rooms. Some room numbers are merged together and certain rooms are exclude, such as priting rooms and study rooms.
Although people can now find a better version on the SFU website, it may still be a problem for some new students.