Maynard is a design practice that creates wayfinding, graphics, products and environments for clients in the transport, commercial and urban realm sectors. Our work is diverse, from developing an urban wayfinding strategy, to the design of a product range for a new Metro line or creating a collection of street furniture.
User experience is at the heart of our process, ensuring highly bespoke and responsive design. Our ability to combine technical knowledge, design sensibility and craft helps us to create products and spaces that better the lives of the people who use them.
Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) Wayfinding
Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is at the heart of Europe’s leading life science cluster and is the largest employment site in Cambridge. The site is focused on ensuring patients benefit from the campus’ world-leading research, as academics, industry, clinicians, and researchers collaborate to tackle some of the most significant healthcare challenges facing the world today.
Rapid growth of the campus in recent years created an opportunity to reassess how staff, visitors and others travel in and around the site. Maynard is excited to announce that we have been commissioned to evaluate the current campus wayfinding and develop a new system that looks beyond simply improving navigation around the site and helps to bring together the campus community and create a sense of place.
St John & St Elizabeth Hospital
St John & St Elizabeth Hospital has appointed Maynard to deliver a ‘people first’ wayfinding system to enhance the user experience of its patients, staff and visitors.
St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is one of London’s leading charitable hospitals providing exemplary standards of care to patients. Located in the heart of St John’s Wood it is renowned for its friendly atmosphere, industry-leading consultants and its caring and compassionate ethos.
The hospital recently completed a £3.5m ward refurbishment programme and is now realising a c.£40m redevelopment over the coming year. Including state-of-the-art upgrades alongside new hi-tech healthcare services, it will be the most significant infrastructure project in the charity’s rich 165-year history.
Maynard has been selected to revisit and upgrade the hospital’s wayfinding infrastructure, aligning it with the ambition of the redevelopment programme and the hospital’s recent brand refresh. Inspired by the charity’s ethos of ‘putting people first’, our user centred design approach will look to humanise information from the start. Our vision is to deliver a system that will reflect the organisation’s personality and its community-driven services; a system that is friendly, engaging, helpful and trustworthy to all.
Milano Innovation District
Milan Expo attracted 21 million visitors to the city in 2015 and has now become a successful catalyst for social and economic growth for the country. The former expo site, situated 15km north west of Milan, is currently undergoing transformation into a world-leading district for science, knowledge and innovation.
With its diverse tenants and land uses, it will become a ‘city within a city’, playing host to its own innovative ecosystem. Maynard is excited to announce that we have been commissioned to create an experience-led wayfinding solution for the site. Our focus is to create a system that looks beyond navigating from A to B. It should not only attract and support visitors into and across the site, but engage and inspire familiar users to encourage and foster creativity and innovation from the people who live and work there on a daily basis.
Image Courtesy © Mind Milano Innovation District