IDEAs: Inspiring Design Excellence and Achievements

I found this through the nhs-procure21 blog.

It is called IDEAs and it’s a website/idea generator which should assist designers and consultants throughout the design process, when generating design briefs, proposals and schemes. It focuses on health care, and shows concepts and examples of nine different design values; which are: arriving, bath, beds, circulating, consulting, shopping, sanctuary, social and waiting.

According to the site, there is evidence that the right design will not only increase the satisfaction levels of the users, but will also improve the patients’ health outcomes and staff productivity.

Since my thesis project covered the aspect of user’s in buildings, and user engagement throughout the design process, I’m very much interested in this new design tool, and I think this is only the beginning. It should be considered an opportunity to learn from other projects/design solutions or concepts! We’ll probably see other building functions soon: schools, offices, universities….etc. etc.

I’m excited to see where this is going!

IDEAs: Inspiring Design Excellence and Achievements


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