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Suebin Oh

How could greater privacy affect patient experience in medical waiting rooms? 

Everyone will have experienced long, tedious hospital waiting rooms. Often over capacity, these spaces are generally hectic and overcrowded, which can be quite demoralizing for patients and staff.

To counteract this chaotic environment, Suebin explored graphic repetition, creating regularity and order, as an adaptable and moveable boundary between patients. A double layer of pattern creates a play of lines and shapes which allow a sense of openness and closedness, light and shadow.

These medical screens are a playful take on privacy. Lightweight and modular, the screens are adaptable and an interactive visual artwork, making healthcare environments more welcoming and comfortable in hospitals.



Degree Details

School of Design


Suebin Oh studied craft design in South Korea during her undergraduate degree where she endeavoured to adopt a practical approach for her artwork. Keeping this focus whilst at the Royal College of Art motivated her to challenge her existing concept of ‘surface’ and reach a point beyond two-dimensional printing using a range of sustainable materials.

Problem: Overcrowded medical waiting rooms

Potential of double layered patterns

Bioplastic: Agar

Mulberry handmade paper: Natural dyed

Combination of different materials: Bioplastic and Acrylic

Modular form: Bioplastic and Acrylic

Modular form: Bioplastics

Medical PlayScreen: creates pleasant and positive moods

Medical PlayScreen(Mulberry handmade paper) applied waiting room

Medical PlayScreen(Bioplastic) applied waiting room

AdaptCMFColourFormInteractiveInteriorNatural dyePatternsPlayPrintsRepetitionTextiles

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