Aug 9, 2019
My guest today is Amy Mays, Interior Design Practice Leader at HDR’s New York, New York architecture studio. “There are kiosk check-ins and wait time calculators so members are constantly informed,” says Amy about the changing face of waiting rooms at Kaiser Permanente. She draws an analogy between a patient waiting for their appointment and a passenger on an airplane. When there is zero communication from the pilot, the passenger begins to worry and anxiety increases. You can easily see the parallel with waiting rooms.
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In part 1 of the episode you will learn:
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