Our white papers focus on different areas of expertise including in-depth summaries of leading products and services we offer, as well as papers on specific subjects ranging from the ADA to Evidence Based Design.

Evidence-Based Visual Cues

PREVIEW: Visual art* as stand-alone pieces and as landmarking cues has been increasingly utilized as an easily introduced and effective, evidence-based tool for alleviating stress and consequent anxiety in people experiencing such in a setting that is not under their control (Hathorn & Nanda, 2008). This calming influence of visual art can positively affect the experience within such a setting, with possible impact on communication, cooperation…

Communication Boards

PREVIEW: Communication is critical to the operation of health care systems. JCAHO data shows that the underlying cause of 65% of sentinel events is a breakdown in communication.* The ID Signsystems Communication Board Systems were created with this problem in mind. They provide a tool for transparent communication among patients, caregivers, and loved ones. Based on data from trials with these boards, they can provide better…

Evidence-Based Imagery

PREVIEW: Imagery selected in healthcare environments, either as stand-alone pieces, or as part of larger wayfinding, donor, and communication systems, should be carefully chosen and vetted to incorporate up-to-date research and best practices. As there is evidence-based medicine, so there is evidence-based design. These research driven methodologies indicate that natural…

Wayfinding Solutions

PREVIEW: Creating a coordinated, easy to navigate, calming atmosphere in health care facilities is a challenging goal, but a goal that must be achieved for health promotion as well as patient and staff satisfaction. Facilities that can meet this challenge are the models for others and make…

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