IDLab in Melbourne did some before and after testing of their new Wayfinding System in a Hospital in Melbourne. The quantified results would be enough to persuade anyone to invest in a new wayfinding system.
Behavioral psychologist Ingrid Gehl influenced much of the thinking of her husband, the celebrated urbanist Jan Gehl. Imagine if all designers were married to behavioral scientists–or even if they just talked with each other.
While it’s generally accepted that Chicagoans care and know about the city’s treasure trove of architecture, recognition for its leadership in the other design disciplines—environmental, industrial, communications—lags behind.