Signage solves a number of functional issues, especially in the design of large, complex facilities, according to an article on the Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.
Well-designed, well-integrated signs can also contribute to an overall sense of place. They can provide a bit of personality to what can be large, generic spaces.
This is only recently being tapped by healthcare designers. A well-conceived and clear wayfinding program can make the difference between a positive stay and an emotionally overwrought one.
Another advantage of good signage has to do with human interaction with the building itself. At the heart of this discussion is the way human beings interact with the built environment, and this is changing dramatically thanks to wayfinding.See the latest posts on our homepage