The Sign Research Foundation has a vast library of academic research on sign codes, wayfinding, traffic safety, placemaking, sign design & placement, brightness & illumination levels, and many other topics related to world-class signage systems. Our peer-reviewed research is available free of charge for the betterment of society. Browse the topics below, or scroll down to view a comprehensive list of all research.
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All SRF Research in alphabetical order:
Arts and Science of Sign Design
Best Practices in Developing Sign Regulations
Best Practices in Regulating Temporary Signs
Consumer Perceptions of Retail Signage: 100,000 Shoppers Can’t Be Wrong
Digital Print Trends and Technologies in the Sign and Graphics Industry
Digital Signage & Traffic Safety: A Statistical Analysis
Digital Wayfinding Trends – Lessons Learned from Museums, Healthcare, and Transit Experiences
The Economic Impact of Exterior Electronic Message Boards
Economic Value of On-Premise Signage
Energy Efficiency of Internally Illuminated Signage
Illuminated Sign Conspicuity – What Factors Make a Sign Noticeable and Legible?
A Legal and Technical Exploration of On-Premise Sign Regulation – An Evidence Based Sign Code
Model Sign Code (2009 Edition)
Model Sign Code (2019 Edition)
Night-time Brightness Level Recommendations for On-Premise Electronic Message Centers (EMCs)
On-Premise Sign Research Review
Profiles of Sign Regulations in Multiple Communities and Environments
Retail Signage – Practices to Increase Return on Investment
Retail Wayfinding Best Practices
Signs and the Downtown Experience
The State of Sign Codes after Reed v. Town of Gilbert
String of Pearls: Improving Perception of a Built Environment
Typography, Placemaking, and Signs
Urban Wayfinding Planning and Implementation Manual
Wayfinding Management: Models & Methods in Healthcare Environments