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Tuesday, September 19, 2017  |  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Open to All Attendees!

Therapeutic benefits of visual arts for way-finding at Children’s Health of Dallas

SPEAKERS
 
Louise Nicholson Carter
Principal, Skyline Art Services
 
Susannah J. Hills
Interior Designer, Children's Medical Center

A new art program at Children’s Health plays a role in a comprehensive wayfinding system that helps patients and visitors maneuver through the 3.4-million-square-foot campus of five separate buildings. Reducing stress and anxiety for both patients and staff were primary objectives, demonstrating a therapeutic approach to the visual arts in healthcare, with a theme of "refined whimsy."

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Learn the therapeutic benefits of integrating the visual arts with interior wayfinding.
2. Describe the stakeholders’ perspectives concerning the need for an effective branding
and wayfinding initiative at a facility such as Children's Health.
3. Explain how to meet the challenge of implementing a large and complex campus-wide
renovation.
4. Consider wayfinding in terms of both travel through spaces-between but as arrival and
engagements with destinations and spaces-within.
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH