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dc.contributor.advisorHedges, Susan
dc.contributor.advisorReay, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorYan, Jewel
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-20T22:48:39Z
dc.date.available2018-05-20T22:48:39Z
dc.date.copyright2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/11561
dc.description.abstractMore than just a frivolous activity, play can be a means of expression, escape, and familiarity. But how does play fit within a hospital context; a context where treatment, care, efficiency, and function supersede the comfort and experience of patients and visitors? Based at Starship Children’s Health in Auckland, New Zealand, this research supports the output of a design proposal for central public spaces within the hospital (atrium, mezzanine, and the Koromiko Garden). An investigation into hospital design saw a shift towards more patient-centred design. With play being inherently linked to how children see the world, a notion of play drives this project and asks; how can an enquiry into play activate therapeutic hospital environments through empathy, imagination, and re-enchantment? User-engagement through staff interviews and a children’s design charrette helped frame the brief and ensured their voices were central to the project. Material studies of colour, drawings, and mappings created connections between ideas from users and the site. Iterative developments of the design proposal layered these imaginative interrelationships between people and their environment, with the aim of improving the experiences for Starship patients, families, and staff.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectHealthcareen_NZ
dc.subjectHospitalen_NZ
dc.subjectChildren's hospitalen_NZ
dc.subjectCodesignen_NZ
dc.subjectSpatialen_NZ
dc.subjectDesignen_NZ
dc.titlePlayscapes: Pure Ludensen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Designen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2018-05-19T07:50:41Z


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