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  • 01:01

    Directional Sense; How to Find Your Way Around with guest, Jan Carpman

    in Self Help

    Directional Sense; How to Find Your Way Around with guest, Jan Carpman


    Jan Carpman, PhD is a wayfinding expert with 30+ years experience on hundreds of projects in large, complex, public facilities. Believing that designed environments and their wayfinding systems should respond to the needs of the people who use them, she is proud to have involved thousands of users in her work. A skilled speaker, writer, and coach, Jan is the author (with Myron Grant) of the award-winning books, Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around and Design that Cares: Planning Health Facilities for Patients and Visitors. She is a founding Partner in Carpman Grant Associates, Wayfinding Consultants, Ann Arbor, MI.


    Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around, is a guide for directionally challenged people. It explains that finding your way around is a learnable skill, not a mysterious instinct you’re doomed to live without. A lighthearted introduction to the ins and outs of wayfinding, it provides step-by-step guides to following signs, reading maps, recognizing landmarks, using GPS devices, and more. Along with anecdotes describing how everyone gets lost at times, and photos showing how being turned around is not always your fault, the book offers a wealth of practical advice to help directionally challenged people (and everyone else) confidently get from here to there. . . and back.
     


    Fro more information visit www.wayfinding.com or www.directionalsense.com

  • 00:58

    Selling in a Skirt - Finding Your Way to Building a Better Foundation for Women

    in Women

    Selling in a Skirt with Judy Hoberman with her guest Jan Carpman & Diane Winbush:


    Jan Carpman, PhD is a wayfinding expert with 30+ years’ experience on hundreds of projects in large, complex, public facilities. Believing that designed environments and their wayfinding systems should respond to the needs of the people who use them, she is proud to have involved thousands of users in her work. A skilled speaker, writer, and trainer, Jan is the author (with Myron Grant) of the award-winning books, Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around and Design that Cares: Planning Health Facilities for Patients and Visitors. She is a founding Partner in Carpman Grant Associates, Wayfinding Consultants, Ann Arbor, MI and holds degrees from the University of Michigan


    We are a non profit organization created to provide training, education, empowerment, tools, and resources for women and from girls to women. Headed by Renowned Empowerment Coach Diane Winbush, we provide: -Empowerment Sessions Targeted to Assist Young Women in creating a positive and passionate future for themselves and society.-Tools Created and Implemented to Evolve Both the Lives of Young Woman and the Society they live in. By providing them with tons of our services. They expect less when attending the sessions and conferences, but exit with more than what expected. Its because of our passion for women and to build a foundation and purpose for them whether its a business woman or a stay-at-home woman.

  • 01:01

    Life's Issues Talks About Happiness & Directional Sense

    in Self Help

    Life's Issues with Lloyd Rosen with guest David Frank Gomes & Janet R. Carpman


    David is trained in the Co-Active model of Life Coaching from the Coaches Training Institute in California, the global leader in transformative Life & Business Coaching, and for the past twenty-five years has been part of one of the great wisdom traditions and has studied contemplation and practiced advanced techniques of meditation. http://www.lifecompasscoaching.ca


    Jan Carpman is a wayfinding expert with 30+ years’experience on hundreds of projects in large, complex,public facilities. Believing that designed environmentsand their wayfinding systems should respond to theneeds of the people who use them, she is proud to haveinvolved thousands of users in her work. A skilledspeaker, writer, and coach, Jan is the author (withMyronGrant) ofDirectional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around andDesign that Cares: Planning Health Facilities forPatients and Visitors. She is a Partner in Carpman GrantAssociates, Wayfinding Consultants, Ann Arbor, MI andholds a PhD in Architecture and Sociology (University ofMichigan), a Master of City Planning (HarvardUniversity), and a BA in Sociology. http://www.directionalsense.com/

  • 00:30

    Directional Sense for the Directionally Challenged

    in Women

    Jan Carpman is a wayfinding expert with 30+ years’ experience on hundreds of projects in large, complex, public facilities. Believing that designed environments and their wayfinding systems should respond to the needs of the people who use them, she is proud to have involved thousands of users in her work. A skilled speaker, writer, and coach, Jan is the author (with Myron Grant) of the award-winning books, Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around and Design that Cares: Planning Health Facilities for Patients and Visitors. She is a Partner in Carpman Grant Associates, Wayfinding Consultants, Ann Arbor, MI and holds a PhD in Architecture and Sociology (University of Michigan), a Master of City Planning (Harvard University), and a BA in Sociology (University of Rochester). While Jan has developed great directional sense, she – like everyone else – becomes lost now and then.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • 01:00

    Life's Issues with Lloyd Rosen

    in Self Help

    Life's Issues with Lloyd Rosen with guest Laura Reiff & Janet R. Carpman
    Jan Carpman, PhD is a wayfinding expert with 30+ years’ experience on hundreds of projects in large, complex, public facilities. She is the author (with Myron Grant) of the award-winning books, Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around http://www.directionalsense.com/ and Design that Cares: Planning Health Facilities for Patients and Visitors, and a Partner in Carpman Grant Associates, Wayfinding Consultants, Ann Arbor, MI, http://www.wayfinding.com/.
     

  • 01:01

    Corporate Talk with Charlie & Eva

    in Business

    Corporate Talk with Charlie & Eva with guest Jan Carpman, PhD & Dr. Hank" Seitz
    Jan Carpman is a wayfinding expert with 30+ years ‘experience on hundreds of projects in large, complex, public facilities. Believing that designed environments and their wayfinding systems should respond to the needs of the people who use them, she is proud to have involved thousands of users in her work. A skilled speaker, writer, and coach
    "Dr. Hank" Seitz, managed the billion dollar Procter & Gamble operation in the Southwest, for 15 years. When their patents began to expire, threatening revenues, he created a Success Formula that increased sales by 31% and reduced costs by 21%. Since leaving P&G he has become a successful consultant and executive of other companies. As a hired gun, he has reorganized and rebuilt corporations. He was the Regional President of Jani-King (the largest commercial cleaning franchise in the world); President of Solaris Technologies (a communications startup that went from $50,0000 per month in revenue to $780,000 per month; and CEO of TAMPCO Oil, located in Central America. He currently serves on the Board of Ultima Real Estate, the largest Hispanic Owned Real Estate company in the United States

  • 01:01

    Life Changing Insights - Directional Sense

    in Health

    Life Changing Insights with Dr. Alan Simberg with Guest Angel Tucker & Jan Carpman, PhD
    Angel has been speaking professionally about personality types for over 20 years.  She began by teaching churches and youth groups and instantly knew it was her heart's desire to share this life changing information with as many people as possible.  Professionally certified and absolutely dynamic in her presentation, Angel empowers you in the growth of your business and personal relationships by teaching you not only how to recognize personality types quickly, but how to interact with each type to achieve better results.  She is the Best Selling Author of the book titled: Stop Squatting With Your Spurs On! The power to read people, get what you want, and communicate without pain!
    Janet R. Carpman, PhD and Myron A. Grant, MLA are wayfinding consultants who have worked on hundreds of analysis, planning, and design projects in large, complex, public facilities. Believing that designed environments and their wayfinding systems should respond to the needs and preferences of the people who use them, Carpman and Grant have involved thousands of users in their projects over the past 30+ years. They are authors of the award-winning books, Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around (Institute for Human Centered Design) and Design that Cares: Planning Health Facilities for Patients and Visitors

  • 01:01

    Denise Griffitts Interviews Jan Carpman

    in Business

    This week I welcome to Your Partner In Success Radio Janet R. Carpman, Ph.D., and author of Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around.
    If you are as directionally impaired as I am, there actually is help! And when I say that I am directionally impaired, I mean it so bad that my dentist leads me back through the labyrinth (as I see it) of his building back to the receptionist desk because they know that I will wander around helplessly until somebody takes pity on me!
     
    Jan Carpman has been thinking about wayfinding ever since she became lost on a Jersey Shore boardwalk as a wandering 3-year-old. Many years later, while directing a unique applied research project at the University of  Michigan Medical Center, she found that disorientation accounted for a significant amount of stress experienced by hospital patients and visitors. As I told her during the pre-interview, not even my onboard nav system in my vehicle is of any real assistance because I invariably pick a fight with the voice that is telling me to "turn left here", because she is not the boss of me. But that is a whole 'nother topic.
    Jan holds a PhD in Architecture and Sociology (University of Michigan), a Master of City Planning (Harvard University), and a BA in Sociology (University of Rochester) and is a skilled speaker, writer, and coach.  She is going to tell us why she wrote this book and share some very important tips and tricks to help us to learn how to navigate.

  • 02:16

    Weekly Broadcast for 2/8/12

    in Health

    ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: 8:00 - 9:00pm - LIVE! - In this February show, Janie and Jerry interview Joseph Cioffi the founder and CEO of click and go wayfinding maps. A fabulous stroll down memory lane clip as well as a seasonal book corner are  not to be missed!

    THE KOVACS PERSPECTIVE: 9:00 - 10:00pm - LIVE! - Debbie Frye an Ex CIA employee and author of: Our Father Who Aren't In Heaven: A True Story of a Career Criminal-talks about her father's incarcerations for counterfeiting, armed robbery, kidnapping and her unique memories of visiting him in prison.

  • 00:30

    CasaVerde w/Lynn Schrage of Kohler

    in Design

    In this episode, Lynn Schrage, marketing director for Kohler, will be our guest to talk about Universal Design & some of what Kohler is doing to integrate UD into their product offerings.

    Universal Design is about making a space accessible to everyone, regardless of physical or mental abilities. From wayfinding to cabinet heights...we'll talk about it!

  • Architectural Signage Southwood Group Custom Graphics Specialists

    in Business

    Skolen & Universitet skiltning


    SouthWood har givet skiltning systemer for mange offentlige, private og snæversynet skoler, samt konferencecentre og corporate uddannelsesfaciliteter. Campus skiltning for disse institutionstyper skal lette strømmen af gående og kørende trafik, både inde i bygninger og i haven. Bygninger og værelser skal identificeres, ofte af deres funktionelle navn samt deres rette navn. SouthWood kan hjælpe i udformningen, wayfinding og gennemførelsen af campus-dækkende systemer. Løsningerne skal være holdbare, fleksible og sammenhængende, mens på samme tid afspejler instituttets identitet og organisatoriske værdier.