Reading Room

This month has two selections


Holistic Retail Design
By Philipp Teufel and Rainer Zimmerman
Frame Publishers | $20

Written by two leading professors in the field, Philipp Tuefel and Rainer Zimmermann, Holistic Retail Design releases a theory that reshapes shopping as we know it. The authors explore strategies for designing and setting up sales outlets in order to offer a holistic experience, with real-life applications showcased in best practice examples from around the world. The 400-page book introduces strategies in holistic constitution and the improvement of retail experiences. It covers stationary, temporary, and digital customer touch-points, and intermediates between the consumer, brand, and product. The theory influences spaces, platforms, events, interfaces, signage, and communications—making it a must-read for everyone involved with retail design.

Nurses as Leaders in Healthcare Design
By Herman Miller and the Nursing Institute
for Healthcare Design | Free

Intended for practitioners, as well as architects, designers, and other leaders in healthcare, this guide is filled with real-world, actionable insights from front-line clinicians and promises to be an indispensable resource for shaping the design of human-centered healing spaces. As organizations with a shared purpose in improving the environments in which care is delivered and received, Herman Miller, Nemschoff, and NIHD partnered closely to publish a book that will inspire and equip readers with the practical knowledge, information, and perspectives necessary to allow clinicians to play a meaningful role in the planning and design of places of care. It is available through the Herman Miller website.