Hide + Seek     Kate Pemberton, Van Vuong, Katie Wasserman
This is Jorie...                   photo taken Katie Wasserman
photos taken Katie Wasserman
spontaneous
spontaneous          intuitive
spontaneous          intuitive memorable
Memories of Hide and Seek
“When my sister and I wereyounger we’d look for anyspace that was juuuuuustbig enough to fit us.”                         ...
“I used to hide in the way backof a closet. It was a bit scaryto think you might not befound, but that was thedraw.”      ...
“Any place that had elementsthat resembled an adultspace were great.”                               image: flickr username...
“I can say unequivocally thathide and seek has providedsome of the happiestmoments in my life.”                           ...
Where are kids hiding?
concrete2-6 year olds                                 Looking                                              through        ...
concrete                                      Looking        “You are in a                 through                        ...
concrete                                         Looking                                         through               In ...
What are kids learning?
Understanding visibility   Estimating if you’ll fitPlanning where to hide     Using all your senses
What did we come up with?
Exhibit ObjectiveCreating extraordinary hiding places ina familiar environment.Inspired by the place where kids playmost, ...
Our inspiration
Hide+SeekForm language                photos from Google
Hide+SeekSpatial feel               photos from Google
Hide + Seek exhibit
Hide+SeekRoom layout                     Dining room          Living room              Bathroom   Bedroom              Pee...
Come inside!
Dining roomLiving room                        Living room
Dining roomLiving room                        Living room
Dining roomLiving room                        Living room
Hide+SeekLiving room componentsCouch section   Couch corner   Coffee table
Hide+SeekLiving room componentsBookcase                 Arm chair
Hide+SeekDining room componentsTable                    Chairs
BathroomBathroom
BathroomBathroom
Hide+SeekBathroom componentsToilet                Plumbing
Hide+SeekBathroom componentsVanity                Bathtub
BedroomBedroom
BedroomBedroom
BedroomBedroom
Hide+SeekBedroom componentsLoft bed             Wardrobe
Hide+SeekBedroom componentsDesk                 Desk chair   Laundry basket
Peek-a-boo             Peek-a-boo
Hide+SeekPeek-a-boo bench
Front porch
Hide+SeekArchitectural elementsInterior walls
Hide+SeekArchitectural elementsFront porch
Hide+SeekArchitectural elements                               Hinged gate               Modular walls               compon...
concreteyoung              old        abstract
Additional exhibit details
Hide+SeekColors and materialsPlywood                Vacuformed plastic   Store-bought
Hide+SeekWall graphics11” x 14” framesArtwork                   18 x18 wall art (quilt? or painted)                       ...
Hide+Seek                -  ft of space between all                  3                  fixed componentsAccessibility   - ...
Hide+SeekWow!            Thank you!
Appendix
User Testing at CCMWhen testing our prototype at the Children’s Museum,we tested different structures to learn more about ...
User Testing at Institute of DesignDuring early stage prototyping we observed some             did not afford hiding and s...
Hide+SeekMoving forward after testingInsights                                                        Goals1. Large scale a...
Hide+SeekExhibit componentsLiving  dining room                  Bathroom   BedroomCouch section (2)   Coffee table      Va...
Hide+SeekExhibit componentsOutdoor                WallsPeek-a-boo bench (2)   Living room wall            Front facade    ...
Hide+SeekComponent estimatesWe received initial estimates from RedBox Workshop for threeexhibit components. Having heard f...
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Hide and Seek Children's Exhibit

  1. 1. Hide + Seek Kate Pemberton, Van Vuong, Katie Wasserman
  2. 2. This is Jorie... photo taken Katie Wasserman
  3. 3. photos taken Katie Wasserman
  4. 4. spontaneous
  5. 5. spontaneous intuitive
  6. 6. spontaneous intuitive memorable
  7. 7. Memories of Hide and Seek
  8. 8. “When my sister and I wereyounger we’d look for anyspace that was juuuuuustbig enough to fit us.” image: flickr username ccarlstead
  9. 9. “I used to hide in the way backof a closet. It was a bit scaryto think you might not befound, but that was thedraw.” image: flickr username Indie Photos
  10. 10. “Any place that had elementsthat resembled an adultspace were great.” image: flickr username courosa
  11. 11. “I can say unequivocally thathide and seek has providedsome of the happiestmoments in my life.” image: flickr username tm22
  12. 12. Where are kids hiding?
  13. 13. concrete2-6 year olds Looking through 4-8 year olds In boxes peepholes Behind clothes in Behind doors closets Under tables In cabinets In clothing racks Under beds Under chairs Behind curtains In bathtubs In closets Under shelves In trunks In bushes Under blankets In trees Behind shelves young old In deep dark places0-2 year olds Peek-a-boo Between objects Around corners In places just big enough abstract
  14. 14. concrete Looking “You are in a through peepholes In boxes Behind clothes in closets Behind doors In cabinets totally obvious Under tables In clothing racks place” Under beds 2-6 years Under chairs Behind In bathtubs “Whereclosets In are you?” curtains 4-8 years Under shelves In trunks In bushes Under blankets In trees Behind shelvesyoung old In deep dark places “Covering Peek-a-boo your eyes Between objects makes you Around corners invisible” In places just 0-2 years big enough abstract
  15. 15. concrete Looking through In boxes peepholes Behind clothes in closets Under tables Behind doors In cabinets In clothing racks Under beds Under chairs Behind curtains In bathtubs In closets Under shelves In trunks In bushes Under blankets In trees Behind shelvesyoung old In deep dark places Peek-a-boo Between objects Around corners In places just big enough abstract
  16. 16. What are kids learning?
  17. 17. Understanding visibility Estimating if you’ll fitPlanning where to hide Using all your senses
  18. 18. What did we come up with?
  19. 19. Exhibit ObjectiveCreating extraordinary hiding places ina familiar environment.Inspired by the place where kids playmost, we have taken the common notionof home and its components and playedwith scale and affordances to create asense of wonder and intrigue.
  20. 20. Our inspiration
  21. 21. Hide+SeekForm language photos from Google
  22. 22. Hide+SeekSpatial feel photos from Google
  23. 23. Hide + Seek exhibit
  24. 24. Hide+SeekRoom layout Dining room Living room Bathroom Bedroom Peek-a-boo area
  25. 25. Come inside!
  26. 26. Dining roomLiving room Living room
  27. 27. Dining roomLiving room Living room
  28. 28. Dining roomLiving room Living room
  29. 29. Hide+SeekLiving room componentsCouch section Couch corner Coffee table
  30. 30. Hide+SeekLiving room componentsBookcase Arm chair
  31. 31. Hide+SeekDining room componentsTable Chairs
  32. 32. BathroomBathroom
  33. 33. BathroomBathroom
  34. 34. Hide+SeekBathroom componentsToilet Plumbing
  35. 35. Hide+SeekBathroom componentsVanity Bathtub
  36. 36. BedroomBedroom
  37. 37. BedroomBedroom
  38. 38. BedroomBedroom
  39. 39. Hide+SeekBedroom componentsLoft bed Wardrobe
  40. 40. Hide+SeekBedroom componentsDesk Desk chair Laundry basket
  41. 41. Peek-a-boo Peek-a-boo
  42. 42. Hide+SeekPeek-a-boo bench
  43. 43. Front porch
  44. 44. Hide+SeekArchitectural elementsInterior walls
  45. 45. Hide+SeekArchitectural elementsFront porch
  46. 46. Hide+SeekArchitectural elements Hinged gate Modular walls componentsFront facade
  47. 47. concreteyoung old abstract
  48. 48. Additional exhibit details
  49. 49. Hide+SeekColors and materialsPlywood Vacuformed plastic Store-bought
  50. 50. Hide+SeekWall graphics11” x 14” framesArtwork 18 x18 wall art (quilt? or painted) Mirror 18 x24 mirror 18 x18 wallQuilts
  51. 51. Hide+Seek - ft of space between all 3 fixed componentsAccessibility - 5ft turning radius
  52. 52. Hide+SeekWow! Thank you!
  53. 53. Appendix
  54. 54. User Testing at CCMWhen testing our prototype at the Children’s Museum,we tested different structures to learn more about howthey might afford hiding and seeking. We had severalmodels that were modular and allowed manipulationof space. We observed how different children andtheir parents interacted with them. The height of theparts allowed the kids to feel fully hidden but also wasa great size for parents to interact with them from alldirections as they hid. Parents could peek over the topas kids crouched in the corners. Some kids expressedthat they wanted to be fully covered too. photos taken Katie Wasserman
  55. 55. User Testing at Institute of DesignDuring early stage prototyping we observed some did not afford hiding and seeking as much as wekids interacting with different materials and structures. had hoped, but we did learn from observing the par-Our initial concept was hide and seek in a nature ent and children in the environment (the classroom).environment. We built prototypes of a tunnel made While in the classroom we observed the interactionof fabric and different parts that afforded games of between parent and children as they sat on a table.peek-a-boo. There were different openings where they After about 20 minutes of interacting with the pro-could peek their heads through and parts that flipped totype, Hans (the father) was tired and sat on table.open and close. There was also a tree prototype that The kids still wanted to play with him even though hehad spinning parts. clearly wanted to relax. The kids climbed over him and started playing as if his body was a jungle gym.We learned about scale in this user testing. The holes This observation helped us design seating for parentswe created in our prototypes were a little awkward in the exhibit.for the kids because one was too high. The size ofthem afforded multiple kids to interact with and pokethere heads through. We did learn the initial models photos taken Katie Wasserman
  56. 56. Hide+SeekMoving forward after testingInsights Goals1. Large scale activities and those which allow spectators to • Create large and small scale elements within the watch from afar create intrigue. environment to help children understand the world around them.2. Familiar objects and activities limit the imagination and possible affordances, therefore unfamiliar activities • Create experiences that promote curiosity to engage encourage exploration. in unfamiliar activities.3. Through trial and error children experience cause. • Create a space that is flexible and allows manipulation for a unique spacial experience.4. Construction and building provide children with a sense of ownership and helps create an authentic experience. • Incorporate a variety of textures and materials to create a richer and more tactile experience.5. Children intuitively find hiding places in new environments and encourage other people to play along.
  57. 57. Hide+SeekExhibit componentsLiving dining room Bathroom BedroomCouch section (2) Coffee table Vanity Loft bedCouch corner (2) Dining table Toilet WardrobeBookcase (2) Dining chair(2) Plumbing Desk Bathtub Desk chairArm chair Laundry basket
  58. 58. Hide+SeekExhibit componentsOutdoor WallsPeek-a-boo bench (2) Living room wall Front facade 1 2 3 4 5 Living room/bathroom wall Window/wall units Bathroom/bedroom wall Hinged gate wall unit
  59. 59. Hide+SeekComponent estimatesWe received initial estimates from RedBox Workshop for threeexhibit components. Having heard from them after finalizing allof the components we were unable to make modifications. Futuremodifications can be made to the components to lower costs. Arm chair Couch section Peek-a-boo bench Plywood Vacuformed plastic Plywood $7000.00 $9000.00 $3500.00

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