Hospitals are complex environments. We invested a decade into figuring out, designing and delivering a wayfinding system and environmental graphics for one of the country’s four independent children’s hospitals, home to vital NHS services and world-leading paediatric research.
We rationalised hundreds of signs and designed a modular system with just three directional sign types. By generating a searchable database, we empowered hospital teams to manage signage revisions internally.Read the full story
Signs are sympathetic without being decorative. We opted for a geometric, highly legible typeface with slightly rounded edges. The suite of icons complement both the typography and the architecture. The colour palette is bright and balanced, complete with a neutral for setting type.Read the full story
My daughter is a regular visitor to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. She has Asperger’s so is acutely aware of changes in the spaces around her, from light levels to a move of furniture. The new hospital wing has really improved our visits as the wide corridors, neutral décor and overall lack of clutter really help to keep her calm. Before there were so many signs and the corridors felt quite chaotic, but the new signage makes finding our way around so much easier. The impact this has on our day really can’t be underestimated.