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Improving Design Outcomes through Public Engagement

Posted in Case Study, City Wayfinding, Civic, Civic Wayfinding, Corbin Client News, County Wayfinding, Government, Healthcare, Healthcare Wayfinding, Hospital Wayfinding, Regional Wayfinding, Wayfinding Concept on March 10th, 2016 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

As we develop wayfinding systems for a variety of clients, we appreciate how public engagement is critical to the design process. Here, we share two examples from recent client groups and the outcomes of those sessions:

Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans LA

We led a prototype process on the interior of this complex medical campus to test proposed logic changes and as a “proof of concept” for wayfinding tools. The exercise was designed to… More...

Commentary: The Case for Human-Centered Healthcare Design

Posted in Commentary, Healthcare, Healthcare Wayfinding, Hospital Wayfinding, Wayfinding Concept on January 5th, 2016 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

In a December, 2015 Point of View article in Metropolis Magazine, Zachary Loudin expands on an observation made by Dr. Mitchell Rabkin in Harvard Medicine’s Winter 2015 issue about the point of view of the “vertical doctor” and the “horizontal patient.” In it, Loudin makes the case that the designers of healthcare spaces need to view the environment through the patient’s eyes in order to understand how to advance healthcare… More...

Tech: Just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD.

Posted in College Wayfinding, Education, Healthcare, Healthcare Wayfinding, Hospital Wayfinding, Published Article, Social Media and Technology, University Wayfinding, White Paper on March 19th, 2015 by Mark VanderKlipp – 1 Comment

“Do we need a digital signage solution, or maybe an app?”

Technology solutions often fall short of expectations, leaving users uninformed.

Technology solutions often fall short of expectations, leaving users uninformed and unimpressed.

Our institutional clients are increasingly asking  these questions. While much has been written about the capability and potential of a number of interactive tools… More...

Taking Buffalo by Storm

Posted in Case Study, City Wayfinding, Civic, College Wayfinding, Education, Healthcare, Healthcare Wayfinding on December 19th, 2014 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Buff_BNMCWith a nod to the impressive winter weather this upstate New York region experiences, Corbin Design has recently completed two comprehensive exterior wayfinding projects: Buffalo State, a SUNY college, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).

Located roughly three miles apart, each project presented similar challenges, but for very different audiences:

  • They are integrated within the dense

Latest Wayfinding Research: Places

Posted in Behavioral Science, Civic Wayfinding, Healthcare Wayfinding, research, University Wayfinding, Wayfinding Concept, White Paper on April 22nd, 2014 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

libraryThis is the third of three posts related to the article referenced below:

As a member of the Center for Health Design, we have access to research documents that cover a variety of topics related to wayfinding. In this post, we’re summarizing findings from the most current article*, which provides an overview of wayfinding challenges in a variety of… More...

Minding the Myths of Healthcare Wayfinding

Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare Wayfinding, Published Article on July 2nd, 2013 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

An article in Healthcare Design magazine for which Mark VanderKlipp and Robert Brengman were interviewed, providing opinions on how to structure and implement a healthcare wayfinding project. Citing a variety of case studies, interviews with other design firm principals and photos, the article details strategies for managing information, logic, wayfinding signage, interior design and staff training:

Link to article

Mercy Health Announces Consolidation

Posted in Case Study, Corbin Client News, Healthcare, Healthcare Wayfinding, Published Article on June 12th, 2013 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment
An article written for SHSMD that describes the challenges and opportunities in a health system merger

An article written for SHSMD that describes the challenges and opportunities in a health system consolidation process.

Since 2010, Corbin Design has been developing standards for wayfinding signage as part of an overall brand consolidation of several West Michigan healthcare facilities. The… More...

Health System Mergers: Some work, some don’t

Posted in Healthcare on May 28th, 2013 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

This is a great article on a number of U.S.-based health systems and their success (or not) in merging to position themselves for future changes. In each instance, it doesn’t come down to dollars and cents. Instead, it comes down to the culture of each institution, and whether the proposed future state will actually work in practice:

Crain’s Detroit Article: Failed Beaumont-Henry Ford merger

ASHE Planning, Design & Construction Conference

Posted in Exhibit/Trade Show, Healthcare, Upcoming Event on February 12th, 2013 by Shelley Steele – Be the first to comment

February 25th and 26th Corbin Design will be exhibiting at the ASHE Planning, Design & Construction conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Please visit us at Booth #807!… More...

Corbin President Achieves EDAC Certification

Posted in Behavioral Science, Healthcare, research on October 8th, 2012 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

On Friday, October 5, 2012, Mark VanderKlipp passed the exam for accreditation in Evidence-Based Design. This 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.

The heart of the Evidence-Based Design curriculum centers on the use of research to demonstrate that design interventions are making a difference in the environments… More...