2019: The design of a playground toy

Rodrigo Palacios Certucha and Lorena Brown González in collaboration with Dreem Arkitekter.

The project covers the design of a safe (within EU regulations), ergonomic,
attractive, sustainable, versatile and interactive playground toy for children from ages 7 to 11. The product aims to help kids develop in different aspects: physical, emotional, social and mental in a sustainable environment. This was developed from the identification and exploration of the factors that influence the design of playground toys.

Characteristics of the toy.

The design process was divided in the following main stages: a initial research of information, the interpretation of this data, the development of a concept, a test stage and the results. During the research, teachers and parents were interviewed and children were observed. Relevant information was also gathered. For the development, a set of creative techniques were applied and finally tested. Modifications based on the test were made to reach an accurate design.

Front view of the virtual model of the Light Toy.

Example of the toy placed in front of the Botanical Garden in Gothenburg.

The full report can be found at http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17336