Community co-designed seating

August - December

Haig Park Experiments is commissioning a local designer to work with older people in the local community through a co-design process to create appropriate user-focused furniture. This furniture will be featured at special events, including the Nature Play experiment, to foster intergenerational interactions.

Place plan theme: Infrastructure
'To enhance the function and use of the park.'

Dates:
August - December

Location:
Located near Sullivan's Creek intersection between Greenway Street and Masson Street.

Observation:
Haig Park has limited seating and much of it is not suitable for everyone in the community. The lack of seating creates limited opportunity to spend long periods of time in the park.

Hypothesis:
Well-designed seating that accounts for a diversity of users will enable increased dwell time in Haig Park and improve perception of the park’s aesthetics.
 

Favourable outcomes

Greater diversity of users remain in Haig Park and enjoy its amenity. Positive experiences of the park environment generated.

Join the conversation
We would love to get your feedback on this experiment. Have YourSay and help to improve Haig Park.

This experiment will be updated as more details become available.

Upcoming ‘Community co-designed seating ’ events


Community co-designed seating / EOI for Furniture Co-Design Participants
Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 15:00 PM till Friday, 20 September 2019, 23:00 PM.
If you are 65+ and interested in influencing the design of your public space, we would love for you to join designer Bryan Harris (ANU) and Cathy Hope (University of Canberra) in a series of 4 workshops to co-design – from idea to final prototype - public furniture that you would want to use. We will then have your final design built and trialled in Haig Park.

Workshop 1: Wed 25 Sep, 1–3pm: Guided tour of a local public space (Kingston foreshore) + lunch (free)
Workshop 2: Wed 2 Oct, 1–2.30pm: Generating ideas for furniture design
Workshop 3: Wed 9 Oct, 1–2.30pm: Review of first draft designs
Workshop 4: Wed 23 Oct, 1–2.30pm: Presentation and evaluation of final prototype
 
You don’t have to attend all 4 workshops to participate. If you’re interested, please email Cathy Hope at Cathy.Hope@canberra.edu.au by Friday 20 September.