In 2008, a satellite-navigation specialist, Colin Beatty, presented a 27-slide PowerPoint presentation to the Sign Design Society, England's leading environmental graphic design association. He asked the rhetorical question in his title:. "Could personal navigation systems herald the demise of much fixed signage?"
In a column published in The Slate, author Julia Turner explores this question by interviewing both GPS-oriented companies and wayfinding-sign designers, including Craig Berger from the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers. Craig also serves on the board of the Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education (AACSRE). To read the full article, go to http://www.slate.com/articles/life/signs/2010/03/a_world_without_signs.html