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Hablamos Juntos Universal Health Care Symbols

"We Speak Together"

A groundbreaking research effort produces universal symbols for health-care settings—and underscores the value of evidence-based design.

Patients, family members, and other visitors entering the doors of a hospital or other health-care facility face a daunting environment. Between them and their final destination, they will encounter a series of obstacles: multiple elevator banks, long and often identical-looking corridors, complex routes to distant departments or buildings, and often, ineffective wayfinding signage.

The Image of the City

The Image of the City

Fifty years after the publication of Kevin Lynch’s seminal book, his vocabulary and human-centered approach are still shaping urban design and wayfinding.

In my junior year in college, I took a correspondence course in urban geography from Penn State. As I read the textbook in the basement boiler room of an old elementary school (my summer job cleaning and fixing boilers was actually ideal for taking a correspondence course), I discovered an author who would forever change my perceptions about urban planning and design.

Corbin Design

Corbin Design (Traverse City, Mich.) President Mark VanderKlipp earned his accreditation in Evidence-Based Design through the Center for Health Design. His certification brings Corbin Design into a community of healthcare administrators, practitioners, planners, architects, interior designers, and others committed to achieving real-world results in the design of healthcare environments.

Mark VanderKlipp

Mark is the founder of Conduct Experience.

Mark VanderKlipp has been a design professional for 30 years. Twenty four of those years were with Corbin Design, an environmental graphic design firm that specializes in wayfinding systems for healthcare, higher education and civic clients.

Corbin Design
Michigan

Downtown Los Angeles Walks

Jury Award
Downtown Los Angeles Walks, Urban Place Consultants, Hunt Design, Corbin Design

To anyone who lives there, or even those who have visited, it's obvious that the words "Los Angeles" and "walks" don't belong together. The great auto city was designed to connect freeways and move people in and out quickly, with very little concern for pedestrians or the walking experience.

All that may be changing thanks to Downtown Los Angeles Walks, an ambitious wayfinding/marketing program that is encouraging tourists and Angelinos alike to walk the city and discover its many destinations.

Hunt Design, Corbin Design

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