The concept “The Art of Waiting” enriches the waiting experience of a hospital visitor by
distracting them in a positive manner. This is done by placing for example a swing or rocking chair in the
room. These will be connected to the wall, where an interaction will take place when the visitor
uses the swing or chair. As soon as the user moves the object, a so-called
‘continuous line drawing’
the wall. Because it takes a while for the drawing to form, the user will be intrigued and
distracted for a longer time period. When the drawing is finished, another drawing will start.
This concept can be widely used, with multiple target users. Think offices, airports, train stations…
This school assignment was given to us by Silo, a design agency based in The Hague. The goal was
to investigate a way to use embedded media objects to contribute to a so-called “healing
environment” within a healthcare institution.
Fly on the wall, (expert-)interview, benchmark creation, literature study, cultural probes
Scamper, 5 whys, gap filling, 6-3-5 brainwriting