With approximately 400,000 visitors per year, Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia has been providing the local Washington, DC community with state-of-the-art healthcare services for over 70 years.
In response to recent feedback from patients and visitors, Virginia Hospital Center has retained ex;it to evaluate existing wayfinding conditions and make recommendations on how to enhance the visitor experience and assist navigation throughout the 530,000 sq. ft. facility. Focus groups and surveys are currently being conducted with selected staff, visitors and patients to gain an understanding of current challenges and possibilities for improvement.
When considering the experience in a complex environment such as a hospital or medical center, digital wayfinding saves time and eases frustration for patients and visitors trying to navigate their way through an unfamiliar setting.
St. Joseph’s Health System understood these benefits, and hired ex;it to develop a digital component as part of a comprehensive wayfinding program at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) in Paterson, NJ. The successful installation of the digital directory has recently been completed in the main entrance lobby.
The user-friendly touchscreen interface gives patients and visitors the...
The Philadelphia Center for Architecture (CFA) is a nonprofit organization that performs the charitable and educational activities of AIA Philadelphia. The CFA’s programming aims to advance the knowledge of architecture and further the appreciation and improvement of the region’s communities and the built environment.
This year’s CFA Board of Directors were selected to support and fulfill the activities of the Center for Architecture, located on Arch Street in Center City. Alan joins other design industry leaders from Greater Philadelphia, representing the areas of architecture, construction, real estate, law and the...
ex;it's partners, branding and communications firm J2 Design Partnership, and event planners Bread and Butter Productions recently co-organized the first ever Non Profit Professionals Summit held this past January at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia. Filling a need within the non profit sector for a form to share best practices and promote industry trends, the conference was conceived and created by Ashley Tobin, founder and CEO of Work Better Consulting.
The Summit was designed for hands-on learning and focused on collaborative...
As the centerpiece of the University's strategic focus, Drexel University brings together education, research and corporate partners to form the nucleus of a new 6.4 million square foot mixed-use development opportunity known as the Innovation Neighborhood. Located in the University City District adjacent to Philadelphia's 30th Street Amtrak Station, Drexel will be the anchor in this vibrant new community at a prime real estate site along the Northeast Corridor.
A select group of leaders from Drexel University's administration and faculty gathered for one full day in January 2014 to openly discuss their understanding of the vision for Innovation Neighborhood and express...
Alan Jacobson, Founder and President of experience design and strategy firm ex;it and brand and communications firm J2 Design Partnership, will chair the 2014 SEGD Global Design Awards.
Jacobson has selected a global and multidisciplinary jury representing the spectrum of creative talent involved in experiential graphic design. "With EGD encompassing such a broad - and growing - range of disciplines and collaborators, it's important that our jury reflect that diversity across geographic, cultural and disciplinary boundaries," he notes.
The SEGD Global Design Awards were established in 1987 to...
Alan Jacobson of ex;it, Patricia Reyes-Capelli of Kaiser Permanente, Cliff Selbert of Selbert Perkins Design and Kurt Spiering of HGA will be speaking on November 18th at the 2013 Healthcare Design Conference in Orlando, FL. The team wll present Experience Design at Kaiser Permanente's Antelope Valley Medical Center, illustrating an integrated approach to designing the hospital of the future.
For more information, visit www.healthcaredesign.com
ex;it President Alan Jacobson will join PHLCVB's President and CEO Jack Ferguson and VP of Marketing and Communications Danielle Cohn on panel at the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Annual Convention on July 17 in Orlando, Florida. The session, Crowdsourcing a City's Global Message, will describe:
- Storytelling, messaging and branding to develop a unique marketing venture
- Collaborations that create ambassadors and generate impactful outreach – doing more with less
- Sustainable communications to attract diverse audience segments from international visitors and convention planners to travel tours and prospective college students
To learn more about the project, click here.
Rutgers University is the premier public University of New Jersey and one of the oldest and most highly regarded institutions of higher education in the nation with over 58,000 students and 13,000-plus faculty and staff currently on its three regional campuses in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick.
A recent state mandate added to the growth of Rutgers’ footprint with the acquisition five locations of University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).
Rutgers has hired ex;it to assist with the creation of a new university sign standard and the immediate need of transitioning high-profile UMDNJ...
The Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the world's largest international tradeshow dedicated to digital signage and interactive technology. ex;it President Alan Jacobson presented on a panel with Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley team, a cross-disciplined group of an architect, project manager and facilities specialist in Las Vegas this February.
Jacobson presented the master plan concept for a new Kaiser Permanente. The solution was a branded environment that positions the campus with optimal sight lines from approaching traffic because of the proposed “wedge” design.
A holistic understanding can lead to innovations in the healthcare wayfinding experience that make a...