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Author: Randy Cooper
ISBN: 1556483694
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Pages 166 pages
Publisher AHA Press.; 1 edition (May 13, 2010)
Language English
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eBook Wayfinding for Health Care: Best Practices for Today's Facilities download

by Randy Cooper

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The ability to successfully navigate in healthcare facilities is an important . Cooper, R. Wayfinding for Health Care: Best Practices for Today’s Facilities; Health Forum, In. Chicago, IL, USA, 2010.

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In 2010 AHA Press Published "WAYFINDING FOR HEALTHCARE Best Practices for Today's Facilities", written by Randy R. Cooper Whilst wayfinding applies to cross. Cooper Whilst wayfinding applies to cross disciplinary practices including architecture, art and design, signage design, psychology, environmental studies, one of the most recent definitions by Paul Symonds et al. defines wayfinding as "The cognitive, social and corporeal process and experience of locating, following or discovering a route through and t. .

Последние твиты от Randy Cooper (finding). President Cooper Signage & Graphics, preeminent in Wayfinding Solutions for Hospitals. AHA endorsed, author of WAYFINDING FOR HEALTHCARE. Great interaction with some of the best Healthcare knowledge leaders around. More later on this week in Nashville at the THA. 0 ответов 0 ретвитов 0 отметок Нравится.

A pragmatic book that exclusively covers wayfinding at health care facilities. It serves as a guide to stimulate thinking and highlights projects that illustrate how wayfinding projects at existing or planned facilities can be put on track quickly and successfully. It clearly builds the case that proper wayfinding protocols have an immensely positive impact on staff, patient and visitor behaviors and perceptions and ultimately affect patient satisfaction, staff morale and an organization s bottom line.
As an admirer of wayfinding projects in communities, entertainment venues and airports, I have studied what works for them for future use at the large inner-city medical center where I work. I love this book more than any other wayfinding resource because there is no conversion of venues needed. It provides specific healthcare examples and case studies that rely on conventional wisdom and years of environmental graphic design research by those who have devoted their lives to the field.

The book's description that hooked me was "...helps project leaders to justify a financial investment in wayfinding --- identify, prioritize and document facility needs --- and build a wayfinding and signage standards manual for ongoing reference..." Making a point and winning the support of C level executives is so much easier when referring to the hard-core examples and chapters in this book.

Get this book when you are ready to move beyond the band-aid approach to signage and take on an institution-wide wayfinding solution. It will help you every step of the way.
I am highly disappointed in this purchase. Charging over $70 for this is just a crime:
a) The content leaves much to be desired. A quote on p. 30: "Room numbers. Numbers are needed by staff as well as patients and visitors to correctly identify a location." That is just such a ridiculously obvious statement that there's not much left to say. Approximately half (maybe more?) of this 150-page book are pictures, and this is what you give me in terms of content? Damn.
b) It looks like I printed it from low-quality thumbnail images blown up on my InkJet printer. And, yep, about half the book is filled with these splendidly pixelated photos of hospital signage.
c) There is literally no data on impact good wayfinding can have on patient/visitor experience. There is no data on the cost of good vs. bad wayfinding. But you know, "at South Georgia Medical Center, [...] the translation services department had documented a user rate of just 4 percent [...] [while] Spanish-only speakers made up about a quarter of all customers." (p. 55)
...the best data you've given me is that translation services are underutilized at South Georgia Medical Center?
d) This book was written in 2010, and wayfinding technology gets 3 pages (38-40). Meanwhile, some kid getting his B.S. writes this in 2009: Google "Indoor Navigation System for Handheld Devices"...first link.

Needless to say, I'll be returning this book. I'll try to compile some real info from scholarly articles.
This book finally addresses objectively the many issues hospitals face with guiding visitors, patients, and staff quickly to their destinations. Working as an architect and consultant with hospitals around the country, I have been asked for directions many times by fellow visitors - precisely because of the common wayfinding errors pointed out in Mr. Cooper's book. I wished I could give a copy of it to all of my clients' facility managers - but I HAVE recommended to them. The information and guidance in the book is helpful - especially when wayfinding is having an impact upon a hospital's internal efficiencies.

The book is written with practical, objective guidance on determining key functional issues and their resolution in the context of precise information and an overall "branding" look of a facility. It is obvious that there are many years of experience brought to bear in addressing the unique issues of wayfinding in hospitals here - something architects, interior designers, and facility managers can use to address a complex issue at the earliest phase of design, or a systematic re-working of an overall hospital's wayfinding system and "look".

The American Hospital Association got it right in commending this book - it's been needed for years.
Mr. Cooper has provided an outstanding reference for Wayfinding in the Healthcare Industry. It is evident through his research and knowledge that he has made a positive impact on the industry. The outline of the book presents the importance of wayfinding and how it can effect the production and reputation of a Healthcare establishment.

There are several books available that deal with wayfinding, but there are few that detail and represent the Healthcare segment as well as this publication. Most wayfinding books provide standard insight, but rarely provide the inside information about the industry as this book does. I now have a better understanding of why appropriate signage is important to not only the guests of a Healthcare institute, but also the employees.

The author promotes the true art and science of way finding and what goes into the development of the craft. He also displays how each establishment should be treated as an individual and presented with a backbone structure to set the foundation of the design. From this foundation a custom layout should be built to provide an individual and successful system.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that is in the Healthcare market that is looking to gain knowledge on the benefits and requirements of wayfinding solutions.