Fantastic Voyage - Wayfinding design for Danderyds Hospital in Stockholm
This thesis project is a design solution for a specific situation. It explores how design can support wayfinding in a complex environment. How can design support wayfinding, navigation and orientation in this specific surrounding? And how can the design outcome be functional, but still innovative and artistic? The outcome is a concept based on graphic design with various means of communication, which seeks to be innovative, functional and artistic.In addition to that the investigation studies the advantages and possibilities of multidisciplinary work between the knowledge fields of design. Simultaneously it questions the traditional boundaries originating from categorisation and specialisation within the design discipline as such. How does collaboration contribute to the designed outcome? What happens if the design fields and their knowledge merge? Finally questions about the roles of designers arise. How much of a service executor or a creative is a designer? Where are the boundaries between the design fields?