/ by DHW Lab

A study into design & health in Starship Children's Hospital has been conducted through on-going activities this year. This research project aims to capture impressions and experience for both parents and their children in the Outpatient department, especially focusing on the 5 senses within the environment.

Surveys, posters, information sheets, invitations, and children's drawing booklets are being used to engage, inform and present the research to the public at different times during the year.

Due to the large amount of visual noise and colour within the children's hospital, a simple black and white palette is used. Suggestive line illustrations and a hand-written typeface are used to soften this aesthetic. The hand-written header typeface is Frizzell by Joe Mitchell, based on New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell's iconic handwriting.