Designing Navigation Friendly Hospitals

Sipra Pati

Research Coordinator HKS, Inc. US

Debajyoti Pati

Rockwell Professor Department of Design Texas Tech University US


While navigating complex healthcare facilities has been acknowledged as a critical issue by healthcare administrators for decades, the main focus has been on sign and map systems. This article discusses the findings of a study that examined physical design attributes manipulated by architects and interior designers, and their role in aiding navigation for facility users.