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 […]

What a Designer Can Do

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Behind the Design

In healthcare, a designer can do a lot to influence the patient experience, the hospital’s bottom line and the happiness of healthcare providers. Without a doubt, healthcare represents the most personal and complex service provided in today’s market. There is an intimate exchange of personal information, often with strangers. There are complex, frightening and painful tests […]

Lighting Design – The Truth About the Effects of Lighting on Productivity

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Behind the Design
Lighting Design – The Truth About the Effects of Lighting on Productivity

The best experiences are the ones that we remember as everything coming together as expected with more. As a designer, it’s our job to create an outstanding experience for all. In healthcare design, you can imagine the dilemma. A visit to the hospital is never going to be remembered as a good experience but as […]

Doctor’s Chaotic Back Office Makeover

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Behind the Design

Everyone loves a good makeover story. The image shown here is of an actual back office belonging to one of the most sought-after specialty doctors in the US. The reality is that when a doctor is that busy, his/her back office is bound to be chaotic. While many patients complain of back pain, imagine what kind of pain […]