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

What do kids like to play on?

- 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.

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Develop Possible Solutions

#1: Playground


#2: Merry Go Round


#3: Jungle Gym

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Create a Prototype

Test and Evaluate

Everything works well, and is safe to play on. If someone was to spin on the merry go round to fast, he/she may fall off. If they hang on the monkey bars, he/she could fall and hurt themselves.

Communicate

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.

Re-Design

Put more space between the monkey bars and swings, make the monkey bars reachable for children, a swing for the handicapped, and a swing for two people.