Comprehensibility of universal healthcare symbols for wayfinding in healthcare facilities.

  title={Comprehensibility of universal healthcare symbols for wayfinding in healthcare facilities.},
  author={Seunghae Lee and S. Dazkir and Hae Sun Paik and Aykut Coskun},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  volume={45 4},
  • Seunghae Lee, S. Dazkir, +1 author Aykut Coskun
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Engineering
  • Applied ergonomics
  • Healthcare facilities are often complex and overwhelming for visitors, and wayfinding in healthcare facilities can be challenging. As there is an increasing number of global citizens who travel to seek medical care in another country, it is critical to make wayfinding easy for visitors who are not familiar with the language in a foreign country. Among many wayfinding aids, symbols are helpful for those visitors who have limited ability to understand written language. This study tested universal… CONTINUE READING

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