Peninsula Private – SW Hawthorn (Health Care)
The hospital contracted SIGNWAVE to provide a complete package from drawing up a sign inventory, costings, sign locations, design, fabrication and installation for 2, 30 bed wards and an emergency department in a new building on their existing campus.
SIGNWAVE looked at traffic flows through the hospital with the
aim of identifying key pause points (where people are required to decide
direction of travel). SIGNWAVE then looked at appropriate sign
treatments at these points to provide the best way finding solutions to
ease the visitor journey, especially between the existing part of the
hospital and the new building.
In consultation with the client, SIGNWAVE designed signs that were intuitive, simple, big and bold as well as using murals and large wall graphics as visual cues. The graphics also enhanced spaces that felt barren and sterile.
The feedback the hospital has had from staff, patients and visitors has been very positive. Staff have noticed that they are not being asked for directions as much. The murals have attracted very positive feedback, both in terms of assisting with way finding as well as bringing to life spaces with blank walls.