Digital and Physical Play Environments III
|Coordinator||KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - School of CSC|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 777 000|
|Project duration||November 2016 - November 2018|
|Venture||Challengedriven innovation - Phase 3 Implementation|
Purpose and goal
In this project we have focussed on play concepts that can work as an alternative design material when play environments are planned and built. This play concept supports the procurer in building play environments with a high play value as the design material requires certain qualities such as vegetation and natural materials. Digital components have in this project been integrated with the landscape to provide an integrated solution based on the knowledge that qualities in the landscape gives high play value as well as that digital technology is engaging for children in their play.
Expected results and effects
A play concept has been developed with a number of play products that provide sound and LED-light feedback. The play concept has been designed so that an existing context can be enhanced with relatively small damage to the landscape. The aim is that vegetation, terrain and natural materials interplay with the physical and digital components to provide the nature play benefits in combination with digital play. The support for procurers facilitates analysis of existing play environments and the planning and building of new ones with a high play value.
Planned approach and implementation
The project concurrently performed a number of work packages. Contextual interviews have been performed with children. Iterative interaction design and prototype development have been a central part of the project. Evaluations of play environments have been conducted with children at schools, and at housing areas. Procurement tools have been developed to support city planners and other procurers in planning, and development of play environments where nature qualities are preserved and enforced with digital components. The results have been communicated to the public.