Transforming Wayfinding at Perth Metropolitan Cemeteries with Innovative Interactive Totems & Content

Kingman were awarded the digital signage contract for Perth Karrakatta Cemetery in 2022, and tasked with the mission to deliver an extraordinary digital wayfinding solution that revolutionises the cemetery navigation experience. This first-of-its-kind project in Western Australia combines state-of-the-art signage design and fabrication with intelligent interactive wayfinding content, providing visitors with a seamless and stress-free navigation experience.


Enhanced Wayfinding Experience: Navigating through cemeteries can be challenging, but Kingman’s digital totems offer a game-changing solution. These interactive totems feature integrated maps and search systems, empowering visitors to effortlessly locate their desired destinations without the frustration of wandering through graves and memorials. Designed and fabricated in-house, each site boasts three external totems, customised with location-specific wayfinding content.

Real-Time Information:

Thanks to the integration with the Cemeteries Board’s data system, the digital screens display up-to-date information, including “Today’s” funeral listings, with real-time data at each site. A name search feature allows users to retrieve the exact location of their loved ones, providing a map and a convenient QR code linked to Google Maps for easy navigation.


Notable Features:


  • Name search functionality with precise location and QR code for Google Maps integration.
  • Current event listings, such as burials, featuring time, location, and maps.
  • Highlighted Places of Interest within walking distance, including Memorial Gardens, Aboriginal Keeping Place, and Jewish Prayer Hall.
  • Interactive maps indicating the visitor’s location, desired route, and QR code scanning for smartphone navigation via Google Maps.


Collaboration and Customisation:

Kingman closely collaborated with Perth Cemeteries’ Project Manager, Brad Smith, to ensure the solution addressed the public’s needs effectively. This collaborative effort resulted in a meticulously designed and personalised interface. The captivating animation of luminous butterflies gracefully gliding through a sea of vibrant spherical lights represents the souls, harmonising with Perth Cemeteries Board’s brand guidelines. The color scheme, predominantly blue with butterfly symbols, exudes tranquility, while the primary additional color, black, underscores the theme of respect.


Kingman collaborated closely with Perth Branding and Marketings developers to implement CakePHP / API and an API management platform incorporating API calls and additional functionality. This implementation was crucial to ensure the best user experience and filtration of data.


Innovative Interface:

Upon interaction, visitors are led to a dynamic Menu page, breaking away from static iconography with its motion icons. The landing page captivates users with its flickering display, seamlessly transitioning between the mesmerizing butterfly animation, a respectful acknowledgement of country, and a diligent Stay Covid Safe message.

Pioneering Experience: This pioneering project sets new standards in cemetery wayfinding solutions, offering visitors an unparalleled experience. Perth Cemeteries Board’s commitment to delivering the best possible visitor experience is exemplified through this unique and innovative endeavor.

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