Browsing All posts tagged under »wayfinding«

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 […]

Healthcare’s Weak Interior Color Schemes

May 9, 2011


The majority of hospital interior color schemes are a lost opportunity, to put it kindly. I think so many hospitals gravitate toward really washed out and soulless colors like mauves, sea foams and beiges because they think muted equals calming and light colors equal larger spaces. On some level, maybe that can be supported, but in general well-coordinated, […]