Universitäres Notfallzentrum am Inselspital Bern – Optimierung der Wartezone

Hospital design is in a process of change. Psychology and the social and neurological sciences are providing the relevant scientific fundamentals for this process.


  • Lead department Bern University of the Arts
  • Institute Institute of Design Research
  • Research unit Social Communication
  • BFH centre BFH Centre for Arts in Context
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration (planned) 01.05.2015 - 30.06.2016
  • Project management Jean Odermatt
  • Head of project Arne Scheuermann


In the interdisciplinary working group Health Care Communication Design, connections are being explored between design, interior design and the healing process. In interior design, for example, integrating natural elements plays a crucial role. A corresponding ambiance is being realised in 2017 together with our research partner, the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Inselspital, the Bern University Hospital.