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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Design with a focus on emotional satisfaction

        Its really amazing to know that how a product appears can easily have a huge impact on the well being of the end user. Bearing that in mind, I would like to focus my attention on the health sector. Everytime I hear of the word hospital its always something I associate with scary machines like Xrays, Ct scans, Huge injections and all kinds of square shaped tablets which I have to force down my throat because I hate pills. However, with the rise of design thinking as a foundation for all product development, many hospitals around the world are trying to redesign the hospital environment into a place of hope, reassurance and comfort. The hospital that caught my attention is called Lurie children's hosptal in chicago, USA. I saw their photos online showcasing the amazing effort that they have placed in awakening a child's imagination in a place where one would have never thought could have been possible.  We only thought as kids once we see an Xray machine we better start screaming as we feared our worst nightmares were right infront of us trying to swallow us alive. A child would literally stay behind and play around in such a place with no doubt whatsoever.
An environment like this enhances the healing process of any human being. We are naturally inclined towards that which embraces us without physical touch.

Coutesy towrads Lurie Children's Hospital, http://www.wcg-inc.com/wp-content/, https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com, American society of landscape Architects inc and https://www.asla.org/2013awards/images/smallscale/374_04.jpg for the amazing images.

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