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Project Profile: Highland Hospital

Highland Hospital: wayfinding to grow with. Throughout its history, Highland Hospital (Highland) has grown to meet its community needs. However, continuous expansion, additions and renovations result in a complex facility that risks being far from patient friendly. Ongoing growth and changes can create…  read more

Posted in: Branding, Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, Project Management, Project Profiles, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Brand, Directional Signage, Facility, Healthcare, Icons, Illuminated Sign Cabinets, maps, Ownership Services, Project Management, Signage, Signify, Wayfinding

Why leave sign selection to the General Contractor?

Your sign system communicates with people every day. It's important it's speaking to them in your voice. We get last minute calls all the time regarding signs needed for a new project. The designer specified only general signs to meet code whereby the GC includes only a small budget to cover these minimal…  read more

Posted in: Branding, Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Brand, Directional Signage, General Contractor, Graphics, Sign design, Signage

6 wayfinding service advantages

What are the real advantages to wayfinding services? Here are 6 questions to consider: Advantage 1 Do they offer ownership services designed to maximize the value of your system over the long term? Advantage 2 Do they provide price protection by guaranteeing the price you pay for reorders and follow-on…  read more

Posted in: Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Facility, Guarantee, Installation, Ownership Services, Signage, Wayfinding

6 Wayfinding design differentiators

6 wayfinding design differentiators Here are six questions that will help you evaluate wayfinding design capability. 1 Do they have the design sensitivity to aesthetically connect your brand and wayfinding to your architecture? 2 Do they understand wayfinding? It's more than signs – look for those…  read more

Posted in: ADA, Branding, Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Brand, Directional Signage, Environmental Graphics, Facility, Graphics, Interior Design, Permanent Room Sign, Sign design, Signage, Wayfinding

5 wayfinding fulfillment factors

Evaluating wayfinding companies: 5 key fulfillment factors Question 1 Do they manufacture what they design? Integration of design and production is key to a successful project. Disconnects often result in missed deadlines, increased budgets and frustrating complications. Question 2Do they provide a…  read more

Posted in: Engineering, Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: ADA Compliance, ADA standards, Americans with Disabilities Act, Facility, Graphics, Signage, Wayfinding

5 steps to a successful Wayfinding program

We've talked about the top 5 mistakes of wayfinding in healthcare. How do you start the process in defining a successful program? Here are our top 5 suggestions.1. Put together a complete wayfinding team. This should include more than people representing facilities and clinical departments. It requires…  read more

Posted in: Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: ADA Compliance, ADA standards, Americans with Disabilities Act, Directional Signage, Environmental Graphics, Interior Design, Sign design, Signage, Wayfinding

Don’t forget the breadcrumb followers

Don't forget the breadcrumb followers. You may already have posted maps, yet wonder why some people still get lost. Or you may be one who gets confused with map information, and find yourself turning left when you should have turned right.“When it comes to wayfinding, there are two different ways…  read more

Author: Duane Fisher, Director of Wayfinding  |  Posted in: Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Directional Signage, Facility, Healthcare, Interior Design, maps, Wayfinding