Paper ID:7630

Colour Coding and Thematic Environmental Graphic Design in Hermina Children’s Hospital

Asri Dwiputri, Wirania Swasty
School of Creative Industries - Telkom University
Jl. Telekomunikasi no 1, Terusan Buah Batu Bandung- Indonesia

Received 9 April 2018, Revised 21 May 2019, Accepted 28 June 2019

Abstract. Hospitalization has a psychological impact on pediatric patients. A hospital is a complex area, so it takes the information from environmental graphics at building. It is necessary to design informative, communicative and educative environmental graphic design media to support child development and utilize colour coding.  The problem formulation is how to express environmental graphic design (EGD) that is communicative, attractive and educative in the children’s hospital and what is the role of colour coding in design? This study is a case study approach of Hermina Hospital-Depok. The study using literature study, observation, interviews and questionnaires. The colour coding is used as a strategy to differentiate the area in a place and provide an understanding of the complex facility. The purpose of this study is to design an effective EGD in hospital as a means of information and communication to the visitors especially children. Another aim is to apply colour-coding to a complex area.

Keywords: Environmental Graphic Design, Colour Coding, Children, Hospital.


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