Playworks
create, laugh, joke...at work!




project by Jaclyn Starker and Thomas Reynolds
What is play?
play     spontaneousactivityas
          ameansofdeveloping
[pley]     physical,intellectual,
          emotional,socialan...
gross motor fine motor sensory
social functional constructive object
music dance imaginative
dramatic rough and tumble spo...
Why is play
important?
Playisimportanttocreativity.
Creativityisimportanttoeducation.
 Educationisimportanttodesign.
But, where is the fun
afterpre-school?
office life
google
ideo
facebook
Why is play
criticalinthe
 workplace?
Inarecentsurveyof60,000
workers,80%reportedthey
   werestressedatwork
  “sometimestoalways.”
       (Shepell fgi Health & ...
How does a business
  benefitfromhappy
     employees?
Happy employees are the best salespeople.




Happy employees work faster and more efficiently.




Happy employees actual...
“I walk for an hour, run personal errands.
                                         ”


                          “Read lo...
“Managing crazy people. I eat them for dinner.
                                                                     ”

   ...
“Wish I had somethingtolookupat or a
  window to look out once in a while.
                                    ”
         ...
theidea:
(bored)




(tired)
Playworks is a system that integrates play into the lives of
adults as they go about their workday. It is a series of desi...
Who are the stakeholders?

employees
bosses
managers
laboratory
entrance
tic tac toe
save your change
tangram
silly string
“I work better in these kinds of atmospheres.
           Work SHOULD be fun.”
                                -Stephanie
funny face
“Oh, this is going to be so much fun. Everybody is
 going to come over and put a mustache on me.”
                        ...
sodoku
 sodoku
“The creative pieces are intimidating to me.
      So, that’s why I like the sodoku.”
                                -Mar...
carpet poetry
“These are great...lasers are awesome.
         You guys are smart”
                               -Emily
special thanks to everyone at the Student Financial Services Office,
       Dr. Anna Beresin, and Caleb Marshall from KaBO...
Playworks Final Presentation
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Playworks Final Presentation

  1. 1. Playworks create, laugh, joke...at work! project by Jaclyn Starker and Thomas Reynolds
  2. 2. What is play?
  3. 3. play spontaneousactivityas ameansofdeveloping [pley] physical,intellectual, emotional,socialand noun moralcapacities.
  4. 4. gross motor fine motor sensory social functional constructive object music dance imaginative dramatic rough and tumble sports
  5. 5. Why is play important?
  6. 6. Playisimportanttocreativity. Creativityisimportanttoeducation. Educationisimportanttodesign.
  7. 7. But, where is the fun afterpre-school?
  8. 8. office life
  9. 9. google
  10. 10. ideo
  11. 11. facebook
  12. 12. Why is play criticalinthe workplace?
  13. 13. Inarecentsurveyof60,000 workers,80%reportedthey werestressedatwork “sometimestoalways.” (Shepell fgi Health & Productivity Solutions)
  14. 14. How does a business benefitfromhappy employees?
  15. 15. Happy employees are the best salespeople. Happy employees work faster and more efficiently. Happy employees actually want to go to work. Happy employees have more ideas. Happy employees have more drive.
  16. 16. “I walk for an hour, run personal errands. ” “Read local blogs, irritate my co-workers, drink heavily. ” Breaks? “What lunch break?” “Sometimes I don't get one, depending on how busy the front is. I usually read, do personal internet things at our back computer or run errands. ”
  17. 17. “Managing crazy people. I eat them for dinner. ” “I usually clicka pen or throw paper clips at my desk or bend paper clips. ” “One piece of “I deal by taking walks, paper at a time. keepingperspective. ” Breathe. ” Stress? “Drink a lot of caffeine, keep myself centered so I don't take my frustration out on others, yoga after work, ceramics after work.... and a few alcoholic beverages here and there. ” “The internet, looking at cute cat videos, window shopping online, fashion blogs. ”
  18. 18. “Wish I had somethingtolookupat or a window to look out once in a while. ” “Could use some work as far as just being over cluttered, messy, and gross. ” Change? “I think that the lobby should have videoboards and interactivecenters.” “I would like to have my own personal area. ”
  19. 19. theidea: (bored) (tired)
  20. 20. Playworks is a system that integrates play into the lives of adults as they go about their workday. It is a series of design interventions that actively engages users in an environment providing them with an outlet to spontaneouslyplay, create, collaborate, inspireandinnovate. The ultimate goal of Playworks is to encourage a playful lifestyle and improve productivity by relieving daily stress.
  21. 21. Who are the stakeholders? employees bosses managers
  22. 22. laboratory
  23. 23. entrance
  24. 24. tic tac toe
  25. 25. save your change
  26. 26. tangram
  27. 27. silly string
  28. 28. “I work better in these kinds of atmospheres. Work SHOULD be fun.” -Stephanie
  29. 29. funny face
  30. 30. “Oh, this is going to be so much fun. Everybody is going to come over and put a mustache on me.” -Debbie
  31. 31. sodoku sodoku
  32. 32. “The creative pieces are intimidating to me. So, that’s why I like the sodoku.” -Mariann
  33. 33. carpet poetry
  34. 34. “These are great...lasers are awesome. You guys are smart” -Emily
  35. 35. special thanks to everyone at the Student Financial Services Office, Dr. Anna Beresin, and Caleb Marshall from KaBOOM!
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