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A master plan to get you from here to there.

A masterplan to get you from here to there. One of the most critical (yet overlooked) ways to prepare for a new space. Suppose you have a new structure in the works. Or you're reimagining an existing one. Either way, you have a vision for a space. Fresh. Smart. On brand. But before the blueprints, before…  read more

Posted in: Branding, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Directional Signage, Environmental Graphics, Icons, Interior Design, maps, Wayfinding

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

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

Interior signage: New expectations

Gone are the days where we just expect a sign to be functional with no sensitivity to the space or people who occupy it. Blue restroom signs and plain colored plaques with a room number are no longer acceptable, unless you are a contractor just trying to get a certificate of occupancy. More than ever,…  read more

Posted in: Branding, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Brand, Environmental Graphics, Graphics, Sign design, 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

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

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