The basic processes of wayfinding involves four stages: Orientation, Route Decision, Route Monitoring, and Destination Recognition.
- Orientation is the attempt to determine one’s location, in relation to objects that may be nearby and the desired destination.
- Route Decision is the selection of a course of direction to the destination.
- Route Monitoring is checking to make sure that the selected route is heading towards to the destination.
- Destination Recognition is when the destination is recognized.