Design Process of a Playground
Define the Problem
· Must include 6 play elements (ex. Swing, slide, climbing wall, ladder, play wall, etc.)
· Must be one solid structure – you should be able to pick it up and move it as one piece.
Research the Problem
- Swings, slide, jungle gyms, monkey bars, climbing walls, and merry go rounds.
What do play sets have?
- Swings, slide, climbing wall, and ladders.
What did you enjoy as a kid?
- Swings, slide, and monkey bars.
#1: Contains a swing, hanging bar, toddler swing, climbing wall with rope, and slide.
#2: Contains a slide, kid house, swing, and a swing for two people.
#3: Contains a climbing wall, slide, kid house, swings, and hanging bar.
#4: Contains a hanging bar, swings, slide, climbing wall, and ladder.
#5: Contains a swings, hanging bar, ladder, kid house, slide, and swing for two.
Develop Possible Solutions
#2: Merry Go Round
#3: Jungle Gym
Create a Prototype
Test and Evaluate
We would communicate to the buyer that its not a home playground, but a playground for a park. There is multiple play elements to play on and enjoy.
Pros: playful, colorful, enjoyable, there are a lot of options to play on
Cons: can get hurt on the swing next to the monkey bar, make it more accessible for the handicapped.