If it has a Sign, It’s Probably Healthcare Design!

There is a fundamental principle that is well-known to most designers:


Read this article from Propublica by Lena Groeger, designer and journalist, to learn more about “sign” design for Epipens, Norman Doors, and even bathroom showers. The bottom line is that a sign is a superficial solution that does not fundamentally address or fix the bad design.

There are a lot of signs in healthcare! We just went to the pediatrician where we saw this:

These observations lead me to another fundamental principle of design:

If it has a Sign, it’s Probably Healthcare Design!

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