For children and their families, treatment in the hospital can be stressful, scary, and at times, downright boring (after all, they don’t call them waiting rooms for nothing). While artwork on walls is important, sometimes it isn’t enough to provide young patients and worried family members with the warm, supportive environment they need.
The Nemours Foundation at the Alfred I. duPont hospital in Wilmington, DE wanted to offer its patients and families more. That’s why they partnered with us to create a one-of-a-kind interactive wall experience designed to entertain children undergoing treatment—and encourage them to get some healthy physical play.
50-foot interactive “Living Garden” offers creative play
A joint project between the Snibbe creative team, doctors and other healthcare professionals at Nemours, the Nemours Discovery Zone will be a 50-foot interactive “living garden.”
This fantasy landscape takes kids through different times of day and seasons of the year, giving them the chance to play with rain, snow, rainbows, and other seasonal elements, simply by moving their bodies in front of the wall.
Children will also create their own plant species, transforming their environment into a wondrous garden of their own design. Magical creatures will give the kids wings and the power to fly into the sky.
Collaboration between creatives, kids, and doctors
Snibbe Interactive is proud to be working on such an ambitious, innovative project with deeply powerful and positive goals. Our design team has been collaborating with members of the hospital’s Youth Advisory Council, who have taken an active role in designing animated creatures and their interactive behaviors.
We’re also working with doctors and physical therapists to incorporate gestures that will engage children with limited mobility and physical challenges and encourage them to move and increase their range of motion.