Use Cases

Revolutionizing Navigation with 360° Wayfinding

February 22, 2024
In today's digital age, navigating to large events or through unfamiliar locations remains surprisingly complex. While Google Maps and Waze have transformed how we reach our general destinations, they often fall short of guiding us through the final, crucial steps to event venues. This leaves visitors at the mercy of less intuitive traditional maps and signage. Recognizing this shortfall, we introduce our 360° Wayfinding Solution, an innovative visual aid designed to bridge this gap with detailed, easy-to-follow virtual tours. Our solution goes beyond the limitations of standard navigation apps, offering precise guidance to and around the venue itself,  enhancing visitors' ability to confidently find their way and overcoming the last-mile navigation challenge with ease.

The Navigation Challenge: An Opportunity for Innovation

The excitement of attending an event often comes with the underlying stress of navigation. From finding the right parking to locating the event entrance, visitors frequently face challenges that can detract from their overall experience. This problem is amplified in large or complex venues where traditional wayfinding methods are often inadequate.

Our mission was clear: to create a solution that simplifies navigation, making it a seamless part of the event journey.

Navigation apps have revolutionized point-to-point navigation, but they often leave visitors at the periphery of event venues.

Introducing our 360° Wayfinding Solution

Our 360° Wayfinding Solution leverages 360-degree photography to offer an interactive navigational experience that is both intuitive and comprehensive. This approach doesn't just tackle navigation challenges; it offers a new lens through which visitors can plan and undertake their journeys. By providing a visual and interactive guide, our solution helps users effortlessly find their way, making navigation a less daunting part of their overall experience.

Step-by-Step Visual Guidance

The core of our solution lies in its ability to visually guide users from their starting point to their destination. Through high-quality 360 photos, users can virtually navigate the path they will take, equipped with interactive features that enhance the journey:

  • Timeline Navigation: A dynamic timeline at the bottom of the screen allows users to see their progress along the route, offering a sense of direction and time.

Our visual timeline provides a clear overview of your path from start to finish.

  • Directional Arrows: Clear, intuitive arrows within the 360 photos point users in the right direction, simplifying decision-making at turns and intersections.

Animated arrows guide you through each step of your journey, ensuring you're always headed in the right direction

  • Informative Markers: Clickable markers provide essential information, such as public transit options and points of interest, enriching the navigation experience with valuable insights.

Access practical details on Park and Ride locations, including pricing and amount of parking spaces.

Offers visitors easy access to public transport options and schedules with just one click.

A Real-World Application: The Sportpaleis Event Case

Our solution was put to the test in Antwerp, where visitors needed to navigate from peripheral Park and Ride locations to a central event venue. By entering their postal code or selecting a location on an interactive map, users received personalized visual guidance. This practical application not only demonstrated the solution's effectiveness in enhancing mobility but also highlighted its potential to significantly improve visitor satisfaction.

Visitors can easily select their preferred Park and Ride location through an interactive map.

Enable visitors to quickly find the nearest Park and Ride location by entering their postal code.

Discover the project below

The Benefits of Visual Wayfinding

Implementing our 360° Wayfinding Solution offers a multitude of benefits, from improved accessibility to enriched visitor experiences:

  • Enhanced Accessibility: Makes venues more approachable, reducing the stress and anxiety associated with navigating unfamiliar places.
  • Empowered Visitors: Provides a sense of control and confidence, as users can visually familiarize themselves with their journey ahead of time.
  • Streamlined Experience: Reduces the time and effort spent on navigation, allowing visitors to focus on the event itself.
  • Competitive Edge: For venues, offering an innovative navigation solution serves as a unique selling proposition, attracting a wider audience.

Conclusion: Enhancing the Journey to Your Destination

Our 360° Wayfinding Solution revolutionizes how people reach their destinations, offering a fluid, intuitive, and innovative approach to navigation. By focusing on streamlining the path to event locations and beyond, we provide not just a map, but a comprehensive travel companion that anticipates the needs of modern visitors.

As we continue to refine and evolve the tool, our commitment to improving how individuals arrive at their destinations remains unwavering. For venues and visitors alike, 360° Wayfinding ensures a future where navigation is seamlessly integrated into the overall experience, making every journey straightforward and efficient.

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Reach out to us if you're interested in showcasing your business in a more visual way and on a global scale.

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have and can set up a personal demo anytime!

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Kasper De Wulf