Healthcare design has dominated my life this spring semester. At first, I was worried it would be very boring and sterile to design healthcare environments because, let’s face it, majority of the healthcare spaces in existence at the moment are super boring and sterile. Thanks to the emergence of Evidence-Based Design (EBD), there is now a growing body of knowledge and research that is available for designers to base decisions off of which is leading to much more efficient and attractive healthcare related spaces. Although sterile may be good for the prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), boring and lifeless environments do NOT aid in the patient’s healing process.
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Humans spend upwards of 90% of our time indoors.
The spaces we inhabit shape how we feel, how we behave toward another. They shape our health and wellness. They shape our lives.
Interior designers shape everything within our interior environment, from the places where we get our food to the spaces we go to be healed from illness. Interior designers shape our classrooms and libraries, offices and workstations, homes and houses of worship.
Better spaces mean better lives for everyone in the community. That’s why interior design matters.
This presentation was created by Etienne Garbugli and is available via SlideShare.
Me: “Dude, I love your sassy toile.”
Sherman: “…” (well, we’ll just have to wait and find out how he responds)
Jon Sherman, Owner/Founder of Flavor Paper will present the 26th annual Grisham/Trentham Lecture at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013 in the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Grisham/Trentham lecture series is made available through an endowment established by the late Charles and Mrs. Betty Grisham of Huntsville, AL and named in honor of Mr. Gary Trentham, a former professor in the Department of Consumer Affairs.
I might have to show him my sexy rocket girl curtains…