"Cynthia Leibrock and Debra Harris have developed a vitallyimportant reference. They draw upon and compile a rich source ofevidence that supports the application of specific research-baseddetails for particular health-related settings."—From theForeword by Dr. Wayne Ruga, AIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID
The revised edition on implementing design details to improvetoday's health care facilities—an inspiring, comprehensiveguide
In this significantly revised second edition, Cynthia Leibrockand Debra Harris offer up-to-date information on design detailsthat can improve patient outcomes and user experience by returningauthority to the patient, along with fascinating case studies andresearch demonstrating the positive role design can play inreducing health care costs. Design Details for Health, SecondEdition offers contemporary examples showing how design can improvepatient comfort and independence, and demonstrates how to designhighly functional health care facilities that operate at peakperformance. The book addresses a range of health care facilitytypes including hospitals, ambulatory care, wellness centers,subacute care and rehabilitation, adult day care and respite,assisted living, hospice, dementia care, and aging in place. ThisSecond Edition includes:
The latest research, which was only anecdotal in nature asrecently as a decade ago, illustrating how design through evidenceproduces measurable outcomes
Real-world case studies of a range of excellent health carefacilities that have been designed and built in the twenty-firstcentury
Updated contributions with leading practitioners, researchers,and providers conveying how design has a positive impact on healthcare delivery
When design empowers rather than disables, everybody wins.Sensitive to the needs of both patients and providers, DesignDetails for Health, Second Edition is essential reading for today'sarchitects, interior designers, facility managers, and health careprofessionals.
DEBRA HARRIS, PhD, is President of RAD Consultants,focusing on evidence-based strategic planning for health caresystems, architects, designers, and product developers. She is aconsultant with more than twenty-five years of practice,specializing in health care facility design, assimilating researchinto evidence-based strategies, and environmental forensics. Herresearch focuses on environmental factors affecting patients,families, and health care workers, including patient and healthcare staff outcomes, infection control and transmission, and costimplications of the physical environment.
An in-depth look at the most innovative aged care facilitiestoday
With the world's population aging at a rapid pace, there is agrowing need for new ways to provide residential care for olderpeople. Design for Aging explores some of the mostsuccessful examples of elderly housing today, focusing onintegrating architectural considerations within an unwaveringpeople-driven approach. Written by an international team of expertsin aged care design, the book brings together twenty-six casestudies from around the world, including Australia, Denmark,England, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States. Theauthors describe how each scheme has succeeded in addressing theneeds of its residents regardless of wide variations in design,geography, cultural factors, medical needs, capital cost, and otherfactors. Clear, well-documented information for each facilityincludes:
Building descriptions and project data, and how the overalldesign fits within a geographical location
The type of community, including number of residents, ethnicity,and specific conditions such as dementia
How to apply universal design principles in different political,social, and regulatory contexts
How to create a sense of belonging and well-being for residentswhile building strong connections with the community at large
What makes a facility able to attract and retain high-qualitycaregivers
Environmental sustainability issues, plus indoor and outdoorspaces
Architects and interior designers as well as facility owners andcaregivers will find Design for Aging an inspiring andpractical guide on how to navigate the many factors involved increating good designs for aged care environments.
Meggs' History of Graphic Design is the industry's unparalleled, award-winning reference. With over 1,400 high-quality images throughout, this visually stunning text guides you through a saga of artistic innovators, breakthrough technologies, and groundbreaking developments that define the graphic design field. The initial publication of this book was heralded as a publishing landmark, and author Philip B. Meggs is credited with significantly shaping the academic field of graphic design.
Meggs presents compelling, comprehensive information enclosed in an exquisite visual format. The text includes classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and the advent of postmodern design. This new sixth edition has also been updated to provide:The latest key developments in web, multimedia, and interactive designExpanded coverage of design in Asia and the Middle EastEmerging design trends and technologiesTimelines framed in a broader historical context to help you better understand the evolution of contemporary graphic designExtensive ancillary materials including an instructor's manual, expanded image identification banks, flashcards, and quizzes
You can't master a field without knowing the history. Meggs' History of Graphic Design presents an all-inclusive, visually spectacular arrangement of graphic design knowledge for students and professionals. Learn the milestones, developments, and pioneers of the trade so that you can shape the future.
Myquillyn Smith is all about embracing reality—especially when it comes to decorating a home bursting with boys, pets, and all the unpredictable messes of life. In The Nesting Place, Myquillyn shares the secrets of decorating for real people—and it has nothing to do with creating a flawless look to wow your guests. It has everything to do with embracing the natural imperfection and chaos of daily living.
Drawing on her years of experience creating beauty in her 13 different homes, Myquillyn will show you how to think differently about the true purpose of your home and simply and creatively tailor it to reflect you and your unique style—without breaking the bank or stressing over comparisons. Full of easy tips, simple steps, and practical advice, The Nesting Place will give you the courage to take risks with your home and transform it into a place that’s inviting and warm for family and friends.
There is beauty in the lived-in and loved-on and just-about-used-up, Myquillyn says, and welcoming that imperfection wholeheartedly just might be the most freeing thing you’ll ever do.