Researching Children's Designs for a Child Friendly Play Space at Rouse Hill Town Centre

Karen Malone, Katina Dimoulias, Son Truong, Kumara Ward

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to understand how a child's play space in a very busy shopping precinct could be designed with the support of children, for children. In adopting an authentic child participation framework, children were positioned as experts on issues related to their everyday lives. In most play space design it is common for children’s environments to be designed with the involvement of adult experts only, who believe that they know what is best for children without asking the children who will be using the space. The central focus of this study is on the design of child friendly play spaces for children and with children. In particular, the results of this study provide children’s recommendations for the re-design of the Food Terrace Musical Play Space in the Rouse Hill Town Centre.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherWestern Sydney University
Number of pages50
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

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