Year 12 Design – Excursion to Kurrawa Park

Mr Stephen Eardley, Head of Department – Art

The Year 12 Design IA2 project is responding to the following question: How can the design of products and/or services and/or environments provide inclusivity and support the physical, social and cognitive development of special needs children, and benefit everyone, regardless of their ability?

The student’s need to use designing with empathy as an approach to understand the needs and wants of children with special needs and their families.

To that end the class visited a general playground at Pratten Park and the Inclusive Playground at Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach. Although the parks are within 500m of each other it provided a basis for understanding how public parks and play equipment are designed for use.

The students analysed each of the parks and studied how they are used by members of the public. This primary gathering of information helps to create a questionnaire used to gather more specific information from potential stakeholders for their design project.

The Year 12 Design students need to identify and establish a relationship with a stakeholder to illicit feedback on their ideas and thinking from this empathy and Human Centred Design ( HCD) approach.

In the classroom the design students have been reading secondary research sources to develop a depth of knowledge in the design of play for the ages 4 to 14. Within the project they need to have an understanding of all facets that contribute to design and safety before they decide whether they will pursue creating a product, service or environment as their solution to task.

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