The Playability study seeks to gain the perspective of children aged 10 to 13 years and their parents on why they are motivated – or not – to play outside. We are focused on understanding how the built outdoor environment as well as individual and social factors influence children’s outdoor play and independent mobility. The ultimate goal of this project is to develop an index of the playability of outdoor environments – the extent to which a given environment is friendly for children’s outdoor play. The playability index will be useful for designing urban environments to meet children’s needs and positively influence their development and well-being.
Aim 01: Find out what factors influence children’s outdoor play
Aim 02: Develop Playability Indices
Aim 03: Test Playability Indices