Project Manager Statewide Accessibility Initiative, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) Melrose, MA
Full-scale mock-ups are a traditional, and essential, part of the healthcare design process. The overlay of virtual and augmented reality tools brings these mock-ups to life by fully immersing end users into their future environments. The combination of the simple mock-up and digital technology enables project teams to strategically facilitate more efficient and collaborative feedback and clarify design and functional intent for users, owners and regulatory agencies.
This diverse group of speakers will discuss the methods used to evaluate mock-ups for The Chelsea Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea, MA and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Assembly Row Imaging Suite in Somerville, MA. The process used on these projects enabled the design teams to test new patient care models, collect feedback on interior finishes and accessibility and, in the case of The Soldiers’ Home, aid in obtaining a variance from the state regulatory agency.
Recognize how to layer virtual information onto the physical mock-up to create an enhanced design process for architects, owners, and users in the schematic and design development phases.
Identify the level of additional digital information needed on a project, based on the complexity of the design and the required owner and user feedback.
Establish criteria for feedback and understand how virtual information can speed the iterative process.
Gain insight into the design of imaging and long-term care facilities.