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Our Work

Our Work

At SimTigrate, we use evidence-based design in collaboration with partners to provide guidelines for best practices surrounding a variety of healthcare design problems. Our approach involves evaluating existing research, conducting our own research, testing proposed solutions in simulated medical environments, and translating the solutions for broad applications. We develop tools, data sets, and evidence that influence building design, health information technology, and healthcare products.

Working with architects, engineers, medical personnel, and others, we help find ideas for spaces and environments that are efficient, safe, healthy, and collaborative. Our current research is focused on design for mild cognitive impairment, infection prevention and safety, lighting in healthcare spaces, and teamwork in primary care.

We Make Healthcare Spaces...

Easier to Navigate

We are studying the built environment and lighting for patients with mild cognitive impairment.

Safer for Providers

The built environment can have a significant impact on safety and infection prevention.

More Comfortable

We are studying sleep and other impacts of light on patients.

More Collaborative

Communication between providers is increasingly important in the quality of patient care.
Director Craig Zimring leads a presentation.

How We Do It

How We Do It

The team uses a range of tools to identify, analyze, and model current and proposed environments. We use spatial analysis, field research, and various types of simulations to come up with our solutions. Whether we are inside the lab or outside, using computers or full-scale models, it is all about creating better spaces for patients, families, and medical personnel. We collaborate with other Georgia Tech divisions, other academic institutions, governmental organizations, and industry to examine how design impacts patient outcomes.

Some of Our Methods

Spatial Analysis

We analyze clinical spaces and care processes.


We produce real-world conditions.

Field Research

We collect data in the real world.

Functional Scenarios

We measure the use of spaces.


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