With recent research showing that elevator buttons are bacteria breeding grounds, healthcare patients and workers have another incentive to take the stairs. What are architects and designers doing to encourage this?
In June, facility managers, architects, owners, interior designers, and construction executives shared the stage to discuss key industry challenges and take the pulse of progress. Here are three lessons that stood out.
Move over, hospitality. As healthcare systems become more and more competitive for patients, there’s another sector with valuable lessons for both providers and architects/designers: retail.
A quick look at a few recent, noteworthy healthcare projects coming out of Australia.
Big-name, mainstream designers and architects who dabble in the healthcare realm can raise the hackles of those who’ve built an entire career in our industry. Should they?
No matter how much work you put into planning, designing, and constructing a space for healthcare, once you turn the keys over to the facility, all bets are off. Should designers and architects be taking a stronger role in staff training?
The words selected by healthcare facilities for their signage, buildings, and communications are supposed to help patients and visitors navigate the space clearly and without anxiety. But a recent study shows that what providers say and what visitors comprehend are often vastly different.
The more healthcare owners spend on preparing for technology integration, the more their facilities have to be ready to adapt. What’s the designer’s role in all this? It’s bigger than you might think.
Maggie’s Centres marry patient- and family-centered care with thoughtful, high-profile architecture and design—an approach that takes on even greater significance in today’s healthcare environment.
No matter how sophisticated and intuitive you think your wayfinding system is, when it comes to patient and visitor satisfaction, simple signage is king.