city library
non-profit / experience design

With a six-story curving structure that spans an entire city block, the main branch of the Salt Lake City Library is a sight to behold. Its enormous windows offer tons of natural light and a beautiful view of the mountains. Despite its impressive architecture, however, the poor wayfinding and layout is causing confusion. The insufficient signage is difficult to read, resulting in frustrated readers and longer browsing times.

 

For this project, I came up with ways to improve wayfinding while remaining consistent with the current aesthetics. I proposed reorganizing the layout so that books belonging to one genre are all located on the same level. I also designed larger signage with more readable lettering and used glass and metal to fit with the existing aesthetic. In addition, I included a playful emphasis on 3D letterforms to extend the current playful designs.