NBBJ Proposes Wayfinding System for Crisis Management

NBBJ has published a timely blog and developed an open source system of temporary signage to help hospitals with patient organization and wayfinding during the pandemic.

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Due to the ever evolving and critical aspect of time during the fight against COVID-19, hospitals around the world are having to rapidly adapt their facilities to accommodate testing, infection control, and inpatient care.

However, stress in such strained conditions can make it more difficult for essential healthcare workers or even severely ill arrivals to navigate the dynamic environment around them, resulting in staff not being able to be in the right places at the right time, and the critically ill potentially exposing others unnecessarily to the illness.

To combat this confusion, Eric LeVine and his team at NBBJ have proposed a wayfinding system for COVID-19 to help direct patients to the right place. Hospitals can now quickly improve patient experience with a comprehensive set of environmental graphics that address a visitor's various interactions—from pre-arrival to discharge—with a set of consistent, unified elements such as simple shapes, unique colors and a list of COVID-19 symptoms. 

Read NBBJ's "How to Rethink Wayfinding to Increase Infection Control and Decrease Patient Stress" to discover a few key items to consider when creating signage for the crisis.

NBBJ has published a timely blog and developed an open source system of temporary signage to help hospitals with patient organization and wayfinding during the pandemic.

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