Communication Design and Space Narratives

  • Maria Luísa CostaEmail author
  • Inês Amaral
Part of the Springer Series in Design and Innovation book series (SSDI, volume 1)


The experience with space is achieved through projects developed according to a design perspective. In addition to collaborating on the creation of spatial narratives by promoting the experience, the design also acts in the sense of enhancing accessibility in both the physical and cognitive domain. Wayfinding systems as well as informational technological systems are informative elements that communicate with citizens, fostering experiences of greater accessibility and the creation of social space. This paper discusses the concept of space from its social dimension, questioning on how spatial narratives, places, and paths can create individual or collective experiences within urban space through Communication Design by the use of technology.


Communication design Wayfinding systems Spatial narratives Georeferencing systems Augmented reality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro de Investigação em Arquitetura, Urbanismo e Design, Universidade de Lisboa, Pólo UniversitárioLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Superior Miguel TorgaCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra, Largo da Porta FérreaCoimbraPortugal
  4. 4.Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade, Universidade do MinhoBragaPortugal

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