Transforming Hospital Visits for Children
Creating an Interactive Video Wall at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

At the heart of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland lies a mission that resonates deeply with our values: providing exceptional care to all children in our communities, regardless of any identified status, including race, religion or financial status.

This noble endeavor is supported by the generosity of countless donors, whose contributions are vital to the hospital’s operations. In recognition of this incredible support, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital approached us to design a unique, interactive video wall. Positioned prominently in the main entryway, this installation is more than just a tribute to the donors—it's an innovative tool designed to educate, entertain, and ease the anxieties of young visitors.

A Mission of Inclusivity and Care

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital’s dedication to treating every child with the highest standard of care is a testament to its commitment to health equity and inclusivity. Our project aimed to mirror these values by creating an engaging, child-friendly environment right from the entrance.

The Challenge: Engaging Young Minds in a Clinical Setting

The concept of visiting a hospital can be daunting for children, often associated with discomfort and fear. Our challenge was to transform this perception, making the hospital visit a more welcoming and engaging experience. How could we design the interactive wall to captivate and comfort the young patients, providing them with a joyful distraction?

The Concept: A Playful Community

Our solution was to foster a sense of playful community through advanced technology. The interactive wall was designed to mirror the environment, creating a dynamic extension of the space that responds to the movement of passersby. As visitors move past the wall, their actions are translated into beautiful, colorful particle trails. These patterns are not only visually appealing but also invite interaction, drawing children and adults alike into a moment of play and exploration.

The Impact: More Than Just an Interactive Wall

Following the installation, the impact was immediately evident. Children, staff, and family members were drawn to the wall, engaging with its educational resources and allowing themselves to be momentarily transported away from the stresses of hospital visits. This installation has become a beacon of joy and curiosity, proving that thoughtful design can transform even the most intimidating environments into spaces of wonder and engagement.

Experience the magic of the interactive video wall for yourself at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, and witness how innovative design can support healing and comfort for children and their families.

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