11 October 2017
How Signage Boosts Hospitality in Hospitals
Signage Plays a Key Role in Making Hospitals More Hospitable

As healthcare administrators nationwide put increased emphasis on improving the patient experience, signage is one of their most effective tools, impacting patients, visitors and staff alike.

Signs welcome and direct. They enhance the visual environment, complement the décor and showcase the healthcare brand.  In a hospital setting, they also calm frazzled nerves, relieve anxiety and free up staff time.  

25 July 2017
How ADA Sign Regs Lead to More Creative Solutions
Gone are the days of generic, commonplace, one-size-fits-all ADA signs

Since the 2010 updates to the original Americans with Disabilities Act became mandatory nationwide on March 15, 2012, (including requirements for facility signage) there has been an explosion of creativity – and business -- in the design, material sourcing and manufacturing of compliant signs. The laws not only provide accessibility to millions of Americans but have opened doors to vast opportunities in the facility signage sector.  Have you tapped into it yet?

10 April 2017
Are you planning a new building or renovation?
Why identifying signage needs is critical in project planning

 Are you planning a new building or renovation?

Did you know you can’t get a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) unless your signs meet local, state and federal codes, which requires appropriate planning?  It’s something you shouldn’t leave to the last minute, when rushing can cause critical mistakes and budget overruns.  By planning ahead, you will avoid unnecessary delays.

 

10 August 2016
Actually, when is rush hour?
How People Signs facilitates rush hour in the workplace.

Recently Fast Company highlighted a surprising report on how office workers’ changing habits and schedules are affecting not only the workplace but traffic and maintenance on New York City subways. The question now is "What hours constitute a real “business day?”

22 May 2016
Have you read a city lately?
How a Sound Wayfinding Plan Made London Legible

As reported in the No. 12 - 2015 edition of EG, Experiential Graphics Magazine: A decade ago, following a report by Jan Gehl Architects on the need to activate and pedestrianize the center of cities -- to give the city back to walkers -- a team of information designers met to consider an open wayfinding brief for the center of a world city.

The lessons learned over the next ten years are as important for other cities as they are for planners of buildings, office complexes, university campuses, and healtcare environments.