Mannion, G. & S. Gutteridge, 2004, Negotiating inclusivity in public play space: re-interpreting play park design with children, carers and play professionals, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Mannion, G. & S. Gutteridge
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : The ‘Replay Project’ sought to understand how children with a range of different disabilities experienced public play areas and how this evidence might inform the future park design practice of a local authority. The contexts for this research included the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the growing acceptance of the need to enable young people and families to have a greater say in the policies and services that impact on their lives. A participatory and image-based approach was taken to data collection with children with disabilities themselves, their carers and befrienders. The research involved participants in taking and interpreting photographs and meeting with council staff, designers and manufacturers to explore and suggest changes. Through the research, practical ‘signposts’ for the design of a more inclusive play park emerged as outcomes. The authors offer a situated evaluation of the purpose and context for public play and the design of play parks.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: public play, inclusion, image-based research, design. [paper 5 p.]