Founding partner, Tinker Imagineers, The Netherlands
„Experience Juliana Children’s Hospital”
Visiting a hospital is quite an experience. To comfort the young patients – and their families – visiting the new Juliana Children’s hospital in The Hague (NL), five little characters accompany them on their journey through the hospital and appear everywhere. Research shows that a child -friendly, distracting environment reduces stress and the perception of pain in sick children, which helps them to recover sooner.
Over 4000 m2 of unique graphic design covers the walls of the corridors, waiting areas and treatment rooms in a magical world of sun, sea & sand. In the most nerve-racking situations, such as the OR-zone, treatment rooms and the elevators, these characters come to life in moving projections and interactive animations. Such an interactive visual installation that reacts to the passers-by has never before been applied in an OR passageway.
Awarded by the Society of British Design with the Overall Winner Award 2015 specifically on its groundbreaking ability to interact with the end user and the fact that is changes the expectations of how interior design is received within this sector of design. Winner of the Spark Experience Awards 2015 (silver, category Experience; gold, category Health).
DOMunder, Utrecht, The Netherlands
– Winner Gold, Spark Experience Awards 2015
– Winner Heritage in Motion Best Achievement Awards 2015
– Winner Museums and Heritage Awards 2015
– German Design Awards 2016, special mention
World of Silver, Dutch Silver Museum Schoonhoven, The Netherlands
– Winner Silver IDCA Awards 2015
– Winner FX International Interior Design Awards 2014
Anatomical Theater, Museum Boerhaave, The Netherlands
– Winner Design Week Awards 2015
– Winner Spark!, Spark Experience Awards 2015
INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS 2015 SOCIETY OF BRITISH INTERIOR DESIGNERS , OVERALL WINNER AWARD ;
FINALIST IDEA AWARDS 2013,
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD NOMINEE 2016,
WINNER GOLD SPARK HEALTH AWARDS 2015
Stan Boshouwers studied Cognitive Psychology and Computer Science and co-founded Tinker imagineers in 1991 with Erik Bär. In their hands, Tinker imagineers grew to be the leading experience design agency in the Netherlands with a growing number of international assignments. His 2015 Experience Design for the Juliana Children’s Hospital received the Overall Winner Award of the Society of British International Design and two Spark Awards (USA).