In fiscal year 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) began withholding a portion of hospital payments based on their performance. CMS makes adjustments to measures and domain weights each year to reflect an emphasis on those areas most in need of improved performance. Four domains will impact up to 2% of a hospital’s Medicare reimbursement in FFY 2017: process of care (core measures), patient experience (HCAHPS), efficiency of care and outcomes.
Our Possibilities Sketchbook process can be summarized as rapid conceptualization through visual listening. The ideas generated in interviews and group discussions are turned into visual meeting notes. The sketchbook’s minimal investment in production allows all stakeholders’ ideas to live equally, side by side, inside a readily distributable, easily reviewable deliverable.
Architecture and graphic design students at the University of Houston collaborated with a steel manufacturer and a local park to create a micro-pavilion to house a sound art installation. The project demonstrated the potential use of office cubicle waste for disaster relief housing.
University of Houston College of Architecture and School of Art, Graphic Design
James K Wheat is the Design Principal of Houston-based environmental graphic design firm Babendure Wheat Creative, specializing in signage, wayfinding, exhibit, and retail design. His past project experience includes hospitality, educational, aviation, GSA facilities, collegiate and professional sports stadia and arenas, healthcare and corporate facilities, campuses and headquarters.
Rajkishori Desai is a multi-disciplinary designer who has formal education in the fields of architecture, interior design, and communications design. Through her past work in multiple multi-disciplinary design firms, Rajkishori Desai has explored the medley of varied work typologies including architecture, interiors, furniture design, placemaking, wayfinding, graphic design, print design, and other explorations in the world of creative design.
From touchscreens to handheld devices, the future of digital wayfinding is in your hands.
Long considered the flashy stepsister of traditional signage, digital signage has generally been known for its chameleon-like ability to convey multiple messages, loop promotions, or display ambient imagery. Think Times Square, highway billboards, and retail marketing. But although it can be big, bright, and bold, it’s had trouble getting outside the box.