Rethinking The Waiting Room is a holistic case study, by Barcelona based design studio FuelFor, looking at ways they can enhance the waiting room experience for patients in healthcare. The final designs incorporate signage and wayfinding, industrial design, as well as graphic design and print elements and a smartphone portal for all the relevant information. The information is all wrapped up in a bound book published & sold through Blurb.
“Modu” is a modular furniture system that is adaptable to a wide range of needs & spaces and includes spaces for wheelchair accessible sitting. “Tableau” is a modular table and counters space that works in conjunction with “Modu” and includes spaces to hold documents from “Folio,” the color coded system of documents that includes patient notes, doctor notes, prescription information, as well as a building map and wayfinding guide for the hospital.
“Inline” is the smartphone portal to all the information included in “Folio” and provides real-time updates to waiting time, healthcare tips and notes, as well as access their medical records. “Counter Act” a free standing counter that includes a public announcements board, tips for healthy living, or any other relevant information to the patients. The final piece of the system is “HealthPoint,” a guideline for architects to include certain parts in the healthcare environment.