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Your client's biggest branding tool? It's all around them.

Your client's biggest branding tool? It's all around them. Their space can do more to conjure specific emotions that directly connect to their brand. As every architect and designer knows, the world is in a perpetual upgrade to vivid, high-def spaces where people expect every encounter to be as intense…  read more

Posted in: Branding  |  Tagged: Facility, Healthcare, Interior Design, Logos

6 things to consider before you rebrand your healthcare space

6 things to considerbefore you rebrand your healthcare space. These days, hospital systems can be vast and complex organizations with many kinds of facilities. So, when one embarks on a sweeping identity rebrand, well-designed graphic systems unify disparate sites. They create a comforting, familiar…  read more

Posted in: Branding, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Brand, Directional Signage, Environmental Graphics, Facility, General Contractor, Graphics, Guarantee, Healthcare, Interior Design, Ownership Services, Sign design, Signage, Wayfinding

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 Profiles, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Brand, Directional Signage, Facility, Healthcare, Icons, Illuminated Sign Cabinets, maps, Ownership Services, Signage, Signify, Wayfinding

Easy on the eyes: Evidence that good design helps patients heal

Easy on the eyes: Evidence that good design helps patients heal Brilliant blue water droplets. Feathery green leaves. It's not an oasis, it's a hospital. And a touch of large-format graphics is transforming the space—and the patient experience. Takeform is proud to partner with health systems as varied…  read more

Posted in: Branding, Interior Signage  |  Tagged: Environmental Graphics, Facility, Healthcare, Interior Design

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

6 wayfinding service advantages

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 signs? Advantage 3Do they offer a five-year guarantee which promises your satisfaction,…  read more

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

Icon Overload

We all know the international icons for restrooms, information, and elevators. But how do you direct a non-English speaking visitor to Outpatient Services? Icons? Oh wait, what is the icon for Outpatient Services? How recognizable is it? Some wayfinding graphics are developed with the thought that icons…  read more

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

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