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Designing with people

Helen Hamlyn Trust Designing with people Publication date: Ranking: essential In their words: “This web-based resource has been created by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art to share ways to design with people. Get

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Posted in Auditing, Design Standards (Buildings), Design Standards (Environment), Project Management

How good is our place?

Architecture and Design Scotland, NHS – Health Scotland and The Scottish Government The Place Standard Guide Published: 2015 Ranking: useful In their words: “The Place Standard tool provides a simple framework to structure conversations about place. It allows you to

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Posted in Auditing, Planning, Urban Design

Streetscape audits

Dept. of Transport and Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Traffic Advisory Leaflet 5/11: Quality Audit Publication date: 2011 Ranking: essential This leaflet explains the Quality Audit process. The Quality Audit process can be applied to highway, traffic management or development

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Posted in Auditing, Highways, Urban Design

Outdoor Events Accessibility

Independent Street Arts Network. Produced by Attitude is Everything. Access Toolkit: Making outdoor arts events accessible to all Publication date: 2009 Ranking: essential The toolkit highlights simple measures that organisers can undertake to improve access to any outdoor event .

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Posted in Arts, Auditing

Wayfinding for healthcare facilities

efm standards – NHS and Dept. of Health Effective Wayfinding and Signing Systems: Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Publication date: 2005 Ranking: useful This document replaces the 1984 edition of HTM 65 “Signs.” It describes ways of improving wayfinding around healthcare sites. It

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Posted in Accessible Information, Auditing, Service Provision, Signage

Is your ward dementia friendly?

The King’s Fund Centre The King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) Assessment Tool. Publication date: 2014 Ranking: useful The King’s Fund Centre has developed an audit to assess health settings for people living with dementia. The document contain seven sections and

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Posted in Auditing

City health check

RIBA Publication date: 2013 Ranking: useful Do our cities support healthy, active choices on a daily basis? Does the architecture and urban design of our cities impact on public health? In this health check the RIBA report compares three serious

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Posted in Auditing, Design Standards (Environment), Health, Urban Design

Designing for Diversity – making design about the individual

North Somerset Council Publication date: 2013 Ranking: useful This document provides the background to the aims and objectives of this web-based design resource. Feedback from users of buildings or transport often highlights instances of poor design. Rather than yet again repeating

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