This framework, developed in collaboration with many experts and stakeholders, is intended to be a guiding document to support the planning and evaluation of healthcare environment mock-ups from which an improved design process can result. Specifically, it outlines a systematic way to collect and analyze data from full scale mock-ups through the use of simulation, where individuals enact processes and procedures that will be performed in the space.
Simulation-based Mock-up Evaluation Framework
Download a copy of the Framework. Please note, this is an updated version to reflect minor attribution changes from the original posted on April 11, 2016. More →
Simulation-based Mock-up Evaluation of a Universal Operating Room
Vancouver General Hospital used the HQCA’s Simulation-based Mock-up Evaluation Framework to evaluate the proposed design template for 28 universal operating rooms. The HQCA, Vancouver Coastal Health, W21C Research and Innovation Centre, and the University of Calgary published an article in the Health Environments Research & Design Journal that describes this work.
Download a copy of the appendices below.
Listing of evaluation tasks More →
Simulation scenario template More →
Sample pre-briefing script and instructions More →
Photography suggestions More →
Videography suggestions More →
Data analysis spreadsheet template More →
Recommendations template More →