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Tuesday, September 19, 2017  |  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Open to All Attendees!

Therapeutic benefits of visual arts for way-finding at Children’s Health of Dallas

Louise Nicholson Carter
Principal, Skyline Art Services
Susannah J. Hills
Interior Designer, Children's Medical Center

A new art program at Children’s Health plays a role in a comprehensive wayfinding system that helps patients and visitors maneuver through the 3.4-million-square-foot campus of five separate buildings. Reducing stress and anxiety for both patients and staff were primary objectives, demonstrating a therapeutic approach to the visual arts in healthcare, with a theme of "refined whimsy."


1. Learn the therapeutic benefits of integrating the visual arts with interior wayfinding.
2. Describe the stakeholders’ perspectives concerning the need for an effective branding
and wayfinding initiative at a facility such as Children's Health.
3. Explain how to meet the challenge of implementing a large and complex campus-wide
4. Consider wayfinding in terms of both travel through spaces-between but as arrival and
engagements with destinations and spaces-within.