Browsing All posts tagged under »HCD.13«

Elder Patient Needs Begin with the Brain

August 19, 2014


For some time, I have been struggling with hospital wayfinding: how to make it better for our clients, and thus for hospital visitors. What I have found is wayfinding, like other big design problems in healthcare, traces its roots to understanding cognitive functions and how people process information, universally. ¬†Wayfinding will be solved when we […]

Can Hospitals Create Universal Comfort?

January 14, 2014


Last fall, I listened to the Healthcare Design Conference (HCD.13) keynote speaker, Thomas Goetz talk about “hardware vs. software”. Among many salient points, he was the latest to build on the argument that healthcare’s focus on the infrastructure to deliver care has created a barrier to the emotional well-being of the patient, which is a […]

New Outlook: How Will You Find Yours?

January 6, 2014


January 1 is just another day, for the most part. Somehow it gets weighed down more than other days with expectations we call Resolutions. ¬†I am a firm believer in resolutions though, because well, you have to choose to make a change sometime—even if the failure rate of New Year’s Resolutions is >85%, or so […]

Selling Hope (of Deliverance)

November 20, 2013


Since my last post, I had been very occupied as the chair of a large event for our AIA Jacksonville chapter. It was virtually a part-time job and I ceased everything outside of my real job for about two months. Luckily, the event was a success and is passed. Last evening I returned from the […]