Modular Play System
Objective: This was a group project where we were to research and design a product system. Our group of three elected to create a thematic modular playground system.
Process: Our group first researched the commonly available playground systems on the market. Then we went to our drawing boards and came up with some thematic ideas for our system.
System requirements included a sliding board, a climbing wall or ladder, a covered or enclosed area, and some moveable activity parts, as well as all necessary safety components.
We created concept models in pieces out of foam core to allow us to easily move and change components around and explore alternative layouts.
The team further refined the design according to thematic details and manufacturing requirements.
Working drawings provided details on measurements and placement.
Final Design: The final design provided for alternative thematic manufacturing options. The primary theme was a space station, while the same system could easily be produced as a firestation with the exchange of some small components.
An exploded view of the primary theme was required.
Group project completed senior year winter 1995.