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Möten på Barn- & Ungdomssjukhuset i Lund

Karlsson, Jeanette (2011) In Diploma work IDEM01 20111
Industrial Design
Abstract (Swedish)
Hospital.
Not a positive word.
Children + Hospital.
Create an even more unpleasant feeling.
When you arrive to the Children´s Hospital in Lund,
you enter a dark but wide corridor. A busy doctor may
scurry across the fl oor and disappear behind an alarmed
door. If the reception is unmanned, the grey metallic
venetian blinds are closed. It is hard to understand where
to go. Even a grown-up can feel small, insecure and lost.
This fi rst impression reinforces feelings of stress, fear and
anxiety that the visitor to the hospital may already be experiencing.
It has been scientifi cally proven that treatment
of the patient is facilitated if the stress level in the body is
low. That´s why a feeling of security and trust is desirable.... (More)
Hospital.
Not a positive word.
Children + Hospital.
Create an even more unpleasant feeling.
When you arrive to the Children´s Hospital in Lund,
you enter a dark but wide corridor. A busy doctor may
scurry across the fl oor and disappear behind an alarmed
door. If the reception is unmanned, the grey metallic
venetian blinds are closed. It is hard to understand where
to go. Even a grown-up can feel small, insecure and lost.
This fi rst impression reinforces feelings of stress, fear and
anxiety that the visitor to the hospital may already be experiencing.
It has been scientifi cally proven that treatment
of the patient is facilitated if the stress level in the body is
low. That´s why a feeling of security and trust is desirable.
Just take a breather and think: Finally here!
Based on my research, I chose to focus on the potential
meetings. My intention is to inspire people to pause
and become aware of their senses. My project base was
formed to let people who visit the hospital (mainly fi rst
time visitors) be received with kindness. The feelings of
stress, fear and anxiety that eventually exist do not have
to increase, rather decrease. I wanted to establish a setting
that makes it easier for the patients to fi nd the clinic
they have come to visit, and hopefully make their visit a
more positive one.
The result is a symbiosis between feelings, people
and the space. The patients are led to discover the meeting, through makers and a strengthening of important
locations in the room with help from sense markers.
Active and passive markers work as guidance for the
patient (both physical and mental). To activate the active
markers you can, for example, pick up a book, choose
a melody, sign a guestbook, run up and down the stairs.
The passive markers are around you with no need to be
activated, such as light, sound and feeling. The system Is
built up around a fi ctitious friend – ‘den BUSiga elefanten’
(the playful elephant) – that aims to make the visit a little
easier and follows the family from the entrance, through
the visit at the hospital and hopefully all the way home. (Less)
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author
Karlsson, Jeanette
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Meetings at Children´s Hospital
course
IDEM01 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
publication/series
Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--11/50148—SE
ISSN
ISRN
language
Swedish
id
2175369
date added to LUP
2012-01-09 08:05:59
date last changed
2012-01-09 08:05:59
@misc{2175369,
  abstract     = {Hospital.
Not a positive word.
Children + Hospital.
Create an even more unpleasant feeling.
When you arrive to the Children´s Hospital in Lund,
you enter a dark but wide corridor. A busy doctor may
scurry across the fl oor and disappear behind an alarmed
door. If the reception is unmanned, the grey metallic
venetian blinds are closed. It is hard to understand where
to go. Even a grown-up can feel small, insecure and lost.
This fi rst impression reinforces feelings of stress, fear and
anxiety that the visitor to the hospital may already be experiencing.
It has been scientifi cally proven that treatment
of the patient is facilitated if the stress level in the body is
low. That´s why a feeling of security and trust is desirable.
Just take a breather and think: Finally here!
Based on my research, I chose to focus on the potential
meetings. My intention is to inspire people to pause
and become aware of their senses. My project base was
formed to let people who visit the hospital (mainly fi rst
time visitors) be received with kindness. The feelings of
stress, fear and anxiety that eventually exist do not have
to increase, rather decrease. I wanted to establish a setting
that makes it easier for the patients to fi nd the clinic
they have come to visit, and hopefully make their visit a
more positive one.
The result is a symbiosis between feelings, people
and the space. The patients are led to discover the meeting, through makers and a strengthening of important
locations in the room with help from sense markers.
Active and passive markers work as guidance for the
patient (both physical and mental). To activate the active
markers you can, for example, pick up a book, choose
a melody, sign a guestbook, run up and down the stairs.
The passive markers are around you with no need to be
activated, such as light, sound and feeling. The system Is
built up around a fi ctitious friend – ‘den BUSiga elefanten’
(the playful elephant) – that aims to make the visit a little
easier and follows the family from the entrance, through
the visit at the hospital and hopefully all the way home.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Jeanette},
  issn         = {ISRN},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Möten på Barn- & Ungdomssjukhuset i Lund},
  year         = {2011},
}