Healthcare: Life-Size Mock-ups
Because the healthcare industry is constantly evolving with new technology, our team must evolve with these changes as well. By understanding the approach to patient care at a rapid pace, mock-ups allow the designers to develop solution that accommodate future change and the people who use it.
The HBA Healthcare team collaborated with CHI project leaders to understand the environment and patient-staff interactions in the new clinic. By doing the mock-up it allowed the users to respond to design decisions and provide valuable input. The biggest advantage of this it that it helps our client fully experience the size and function of a specific room. The full-size models allowed our team to work efficiently and provide functionality of the space while enabling testing of the design. As part of this process, an exam room, procedure room, EEG, EMG and nurses station were built. After the mock-ups were complete CHI project leaders placed post-it notes on the spaces where electrical and medical gases needed to be installed. This allowed the end-users to interact in the space and make any changes needed. Ultimately, the experience is positive and allows the client to be a part of the design process, making the space uniquely their own.