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What is 'design in mind?

Design in Mind is a research project conducted by the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College. We are examining the design and layout of ward environments, and investigating how the ward design and interior impacts upon patient well-being. We aim to develop a better understanding of service user's experience of the psychiatric enviornment.

What do we want to know?

The main questions posed by the study are; what role does the environment play in the hospital experience, and how can it be improved? We also want to discover what constitutes a patient-friendly environment, and what design factors make for a safe and pleasant ward environment. To find this out, we want to hear service user's opinions of the ward furnishings, colour schemes and layout, how you would create a friendlier ward, and what you think needs to change on wards at the moment.


For further information, please contact:

Susie McKellar, PhD (RCA), Researcher, on 0207 8485065, or fill in the contact form here.