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The design of a playground toy
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science.
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The report describes 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 children 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. The design process was divided in the following main stages: an 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. The work done was successful to the extent established initially; although, it can be subject to improvement. The main limit was that no tests were performed on a physical prototype, therefore, there is information not yet gathered and tests that would prove if some of the assumptions were true or false.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 71
Keywords [en]
Playground, children, design, toy, cognitive development, physical development, user centred design
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Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17336OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-17336DiVA, id: diva2:1333027
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Product Design Engineering
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Product Design Engineer
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Available from: 2019-07-01 Created: 2019-06-29 Last updated: 2019-07-01Bibliographically approved

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