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SHARING AND LEARNING AT THE EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE DESIGN CONFERENCE

At Triagonal, we’re sharing some of our thinking and work at the European Healthcare Design conference, which would normally have taken place in London. This year, its 900 delegates are meeting, presenting and debating virtually – the only possible way in the current situation. On the first day of the conference, Steinar Valade-Amland gave the…

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INTUITIVE WAYFINDING SOLVING PROBLMS OF THE COVID-19 ERA

Airports have become potentially hazardous areas in the wake of COVID-19. Thousands of passengers moving uncoordinated among each other in a rush of feet, bags and frequent flyers. One area where the risk is high is the boarding process, where passengers are lining up to enter the plane. First in and fast to the seat…

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DESIGN: A BUSINESS CASE AND THE TRIAGONAL WAY

Together with the renowned design management expert, Brigitte Borja de Mozota, our strategy and business development colleague, Steinar Valade-Amland just released the book “Design: A Business Case – Thinking, Leading and Managing by Design”, published by the New York based publisher Business Expert Press. The book aims at reconciling the differences between business thinking and…

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EFFECTIVE WAYFINDING STRATEGIES ADAPTED TO A POST-COVID ERA

COVID-19 has irreversibly changed the need for safe and mindful behaviour in public spaces. It is more important now than ever before that we do what we can to take care of each other and our public health system. As part of a refurbishment program, Triagonal developed new wayfinding strategy for a number of hospitals…

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THE HELPFUL LOOP WE’RE NOT AWARE OF

As is the case with most human behaviour, nothing is coincidental when finding one’s way in an unknown environment. Muna al Ibrahim, a Swedish researcher, narrows the wayfinding process down to two steps: The first one – the planning step – consists of information processing and decision making. With the second step – the executing –…

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A Resilient Wayfinding Response to COVID-19

At Triagonal we believe that the learnings we’ve harvested in the wake of COVID-19 can spark innovation and help us rethink what campuses and public spaces will look like in the future. Schools and institutions are still trying to figure out how to safely welcome students back at their teaching facilities. One such facility is…

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Memorability: An old tree – A beautiful door – A red wall

It’s amazing how we human beings experience and remember the world around us. According to age, temperament and pace we remember different things about our journeys. Researchers of wayfinding have known for a long time, that we use personal landmarks to find our bearings. A tree, an information board, a wall built with a certain…

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There, here, what

A sign is not just a sign. You might not notice it when rushing to your airport gate, but different types of wayfinding information are placed and organised on different types of signs according to their function. So, when defining a wayfinding systematics for an airport, it is often useful to bring a mental model…

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Interview with Triagonal in FSTA Magazine

The Covid-19 crisis demands adapting our physical environments to ensure that the behavioural changes we have experienced recently become permanent. This includes our hospitals where the number of vulnerable users is higher than other places in society and where distance and hygiene is not just about user behaviour but also about building trust in our…

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Wayfinding for one of Europe’s largest hospital

Triagonal designed the wayfinding strategy and graphic design for the new Başakşehir City Hospital in Istanbul that recently opened its doors to patients for the first time. The hospital’s eight Centres of Excellence cover around one million square meters, equal to three of the largest “super hospitals” under construction in Denmark. We are proud to…

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Preparing for the journey

As Shakespeare says in Hamlet: “The readiness is all.” At Triagonal we strongly believe that too, however, we also believe in doing things to make oneself ready, and more than anything we believe in helping others prepare for their journeys. Are you aware how you prepare yourself when you’re going to a complicated place? Whether…

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Cognitive Mapping – mapping a place in your mind

Most of us tend to associate mind mapping with creative doodling. Bubble connected to bubble with a line that connects our thoughts. However, the almost similar, scientific term, cognitive mapping, is used to describe how we develop mental representations of places and how these maps help us store the spatial memory. When we try to…

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