Stop and Go Back: wayfinding when you are lost

Alastair Somerville
3 min readAug 1, 2020
Diagram of Stop and Go Back that if you feel lost the stop and go back to a point where yiu felt certain

Getting lost is stressful. It becomes harder and harder to make good decisions. Many people who get lost and die in physical spaces, like forests, are often found near to systems of paths but, from a personal perspective, nowhere near safety. Providing advice on how to not get lost is not just about providing better signage and maps, it is about providing ways for individuals to survive when faced by both…

Alastair Somerville

Sensory Design Consultant, usability researcher and workshop facilitator. Twitter @acuity_design & @visceralUX

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