Designed as a replacement for the current information placemat for the Polynesian Resort, the new placemats are feature several enhancements over the original design.
THEORY of DESIGN
The Back or “Directory” Side of the placemat was created to…
1. Organize Resort Specific and WDW General Information.
2. Provide Expanded Polynesian Information
3. Make Information Easier to Read and Retain
As a result, the information has been organized as a collection of Polynesian “Road Signs” that “point the way” to sources of information. The back of the placemat is a CAST REFERRENCE ONLY. No tie-lines or internal numbers should ever be shared with any guest! Information in individual “signs” have been organized by frequency of use and layout. In this case, Alpha/Numeric organization is not necessary because of the shortness of individual lists.
Because of its “Cast Only” use the back features bright and dynamic color schemes that use an Imagineering principle of using color to direct decision-making. (For Example: After a few weeks of use a cast member will begin remembering the placement of information and sources based of the contrasting color schemes.)
The new placemats were designed entirely in Illustrator and therefore the ending result is a vector graphic and able to be enlarged for a variety of applications.
ALL NUMBERS HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY!