How to Setup Signage System for hospital or other buildings

- May 14, 2019-

1. Find key points

Each hospital has its own architectural and layout features. Finding the flow of people in the hospital, the key points of logistics, and the turning point of the direction are the first steps to start making signage, usually at the entrance of the hospital, between buildings, between floors, at the beginning of the corridor, The corners, the main channel branch intersections, and the functional zone spacing are all key points of the signage, which need to be designed and considered.

The key to the location of the layout is to clearly highlight the subject, in accordance with the order of the guiding principle, to clearly represent each point. In addition, the design must also consider factors such as the flow of people, and it is expected that the peak of the flow of people will be collected, so that the logo can be as "sometimes there is, there is nothing".


2. Comprehensive application of various methods Currently, hospital indoor signage signs include hang signs, wall signs, landmarks, etc., which can be said to be “High, middle and low”. These three modes have their own characteristics and complement each other, requiring designers to Each part must be designed in accordance with the characteristics of the area and various guidelines.


3. "High" to brighten 

the signs needs to look up, the position is higher, the traditional sign rarely comes with a light box, which is relatively dark, especially in the case of large hospital area, high floor, poor lighting conditions in some places, the sign is not illuminated, It's hard to find, or it's very inconvenient to look at, and it doesn't lead. Therefore, the sign must be lit. At present, many hospitals have given the dual functions of guidance and lighting, which not only improves the brightness of the area, but also facilitates the patient to find the direction he wants on the signage.


4. “Middle” must be clearly defined. 

The wallmount signage needs to be level, which is more in line with people's visual habits. It is the most common form of signage in hospitals. The wall card can be large or small. The key is to write the part of the guide clearly. Compared with the signage and the landmark, the wall should have the most detailed and complete features. For different areas, the wall card should be progressively unified in its integrity and directivity, that is, according to the level setting, complete the grading guidelines of the hospital, building, floor, district to specific departments, and set the best path to facilitate patients to find .


5. “Low” must be clearly defined. 

The wallmount signage needs to be level, which is more in line with people's visual habits. It is the most common form of signage in hospitals. The wall card can be large or small. The key is to write the part of the guide clearly. Compared with the signage and the landmark, the wall should have the most detailed and complete features. For different areas, the wall card should be progressively unified in its integrity and directivity, that is, according to the level setting, complete the grading guidelines of the hospital, building, floor, district to specific departments, and set the best path to facilitate patients to find .


5. People are the most intimate signs 

The people who come to the hospital for medical treatment have the psychological characteristics of urgency, jealousy, annoyance and worry, and also have physiological characteristics such as pain, tiredness, weakness and weakness. Therefore, what everyone wants most is to find the destination in the first time. The most convenient and quick way to identify the sign is to ask people. Therefore, the key to improving medical services lies in human guidelines. For example, our hospital set up a one-stop service center 10 years ago. The center staff are equipped with eye-catching red and pink overalls, and arranged consultations at key intersections. Taiwan and volunteers, in addition, in conjunction with the management office to inspect the way to help patients at any time and place. Among them, it will provide necessary assistance such as wheelchairs and flat cars for different physical conditions of patients, and remind patients of various precautions while receiving inquiries. Even for special patients, even direct guidance and escort to destinations, it is particularly warm. Let the patients feel the hospitality of the hospital. People, naturally has become the most intimate brand signs.


The hospital is a special industry that is constantly improving and changing. Therefore, the hospital's signage production is a never-ending job. The hospital's signage must also keep pace with the times, and it needs to be continuously improved in terms of materials, functions, shapes, colors, content, and information technology. As an important part of the hospital's logo-oriented system, it is necessary to continuously learn, summarize, explore and master the best expression path suitable for hospital guidance, so that different patients can feel the hospital's care while going to the hospital. In the process of designing and constructing the hospital identification guidance system, a committee composed of patients, medical personnel, management personnel, and designers can be established to complete the work. 


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