Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney Wayfinding environmental graphics

Graphic Design Award Winner.
Awarded for Good Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design.

Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney Wayfinding environmental graphics
by Anne Gordon

  • Awarded April 15, 2017
  • CLIENT: Health Infrastructure with Thiess Australia
  • 12.780
Solving the Royal North Shore Hospital's wayfinding was not just about designing ‘better’ signs. Legibility, colour and graphics may be the necessary physical tools for a sign but it was the comprehension of their meaning that was important and how this was organised into a cognitive pattern of sign types. Clarity and directness of the wayfinding system is enhanced and enlivened by the use of colour utilised at each lift core as a wayfinding tool to correspond with vertical circulation. Visitors felt comfortable in their spatial environment, and were easily oriented and logically informed.

Solving the Royal North Shore Hospital's wayfinding was not just about designing ‘better’ signs. Legibility, colour and graphics may be the necessary physical tools for a sign but it was the comprehension of their meaning that was important and how this was organised into a cognitive pattern of sign types. Clarity and directness of the wayfinding system is enhanced and enlivened by the use of colour utilised at each lift core as a wayfinding tool to correspond with vertical circulation. Visitors felt comfortable in their spatial environment, and were easily oriented and logically informed.

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