Functional Scenarios: We Measure the Use of Spaces
In healthcare environments, different spaces must support different tasks based on the type of care being delivered. Often, patients and providers require different functions from their spaces.
Patients may be focused on comfort, while providers may place a higher priority on ease of use and safety. Functional scenarios are used to quantify how well the built environment supports the specific tasks required by different users, and how to measure the importance of one function versus another if those functions are in tension.
Our team has developed functional scenarios for many topics such as lighting, teamwork, and inpatient room layout that allow us to quickly evaluate floor plans.