This section of the Sign & Graphic Design Guide covers two basic fundamental
foundations to an effective sign and way finding program, proper floor level
identification and logical, clear and consistent room numbers.
The foundation of way finding starts with floors functioning as the basic delineation
of the physical layout of the building. Once a patient or visitor enters the building,
the first question to be resolved is, what floor level am I on and what floor level is
my destination? The next question is what is the room number or location of my
destination. Following that question, the next question is how do I get there?
An effective way finding system needs to answer these questions and provide
other information that people need to function in a building.
It is important to establish a clear and consistent identity for all floor levels as one
of the basic components of the building's way finding system.