Modern Approach to Healthcare Lighting Design

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Behind the Design, Uncategorized

Design professionals must be able to incorporate new lighting design technologies and scientific developments into their work. As a healthcare design professional, I know that humans’s perception of light changes as they age. That knowledge helps guide many lighting design decisions. I also know that daylight improves patient well-being and experience but true daylight is […]

Biophilic Design Explained

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Behind the Design, Uncategorized
Biophilic Design Explained

Biophilic Design is an extension of biophilia which literally means the “love of nature.” A Biophilic Design incorporates natural materials, natural light, vegetation, nature views and other experiences of the natural world into the built environment. Biophilic Design Supports Behavioral Health It is understood that humans have an inherent need to affiliate with nature. It […]

Innovative Products Bring Design to Life

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Behind the Design
Innovative Products Bring Design to Life

Today, healthcare facilities strive to create more responsive and needs-specific environments. Innovative furniture fixtures, equipment and more are used to further new designs and improve the healthcare system. Ultimately, no design can be brought to life without products. As a designer, it’s about creating spaces that positively support the healthcare providers and the patients. We could not […]

Design Solutions To Improve Waiting Rooms

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Behind the Design

When it comes to Healthcare Design, there are a lot of things to worry about. Waiting rooms are no exception. The patient-centered focus in healthcare design ultimately changed the way waiting rooms were designed. Designing the waiting room from the patient’s perspective helped modify the design approach and the elements the deemed important. In the past, the planning […]

Translating Research into Practice to Get the Most out of Your Design

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Behind the Design

Evidence Based Research has led the way to Evidence-Based Design (EBD). It is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes. Basically, in layman’s terms, it’s taking research that proves certain elements of design will effect the ultimate outcome or experience of those in the […]

A Healing Environment for All

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Behind the Design
A Healing Environment for All

“I breath mindfully and encourage others to do the same. As meditation teachers advise, breathe in and breathe out and stay in the present moment. It sounds simple but it can be difficult to do, to truly surrender to the breath and the sense of presence that it brings.” – Shaun Mcniff The Patient’s Story […]

Healthcare Design Insights from the Entire Hospital Staff

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Behind the Design
Healthcare Design Insights from the Entire Hospital Staff

Finding and using research is an important part of the design process. While hospitals are traditionally designed around the needs of doctors and administrators, the new approach is to design for all the stakeholders, staff included. When designing a healthcare facility, it is important to consider the perspective(s) of each hospital staff member because they […]