Designing Playgrounds for Able and Disabled Children

  • Leland G. Shaw


In The Use of Lateral Thinking (1967), Edward deBono discusses the difference between vertical and lateral thinking. According to deBono, vertical thinking is trying to solve a problem by fixating on the subject or the “hole,” to use deBono’s metaphor, and digging that hole deeper and bigger. If the hole is in the wrong place, however, no amoint of digging will put it right. What is needed is trying again elsewhere; deBono calls this approach lateral thinking.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leland G. Shaw
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  1. 1.College of ArchitectureUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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