Designing "Friendly" into Public Park for Taipei City

  • Li-Yu Chen
  • Ying-Ming Su
  • Annie Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8528)


Taipei City has officially been selected the 2016 World Design Capital (WDC) this year, campaigning under the slogan “Adaptive City: Design in Motion”. A successful design capital should demonstrate the different design thinking of the city. This study aimed to provide the value-added creation of friendly thinking through engineering techniques that emphasize the safety of public parks, thus forming the content of the creative design of Taipei City to develop characteristics that improve the city. First, this study investigated the functions and composition of public parks and the meaning of friendly design. The user-tool system model was applied to analyzed children playground in order to obtain the item of playground design need. Finally the friendly design guidelines for playgrounds are proposed according to entrance, perimeter containment, route, zones, equipment, signage, and surface materials.


User Friendly Playground Park Universal Design User Center Design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li-Yu Chen
    • 1
  • Ying-Ming Su
    • 2
  • Annie Chen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Interior DesignChung Yuan Christian UniversityChung LiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of ArchitectureNational Taipei University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Graduate School of Commercial DesignChung Yuan Christian UniversityChung LiTaiwan

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