Sunday, September 9, 2012

VA: Assesing The Problem

Whats the Problem/Question 
Is there a way for design and creative thinking to decrease the obesity rate by increasing organization of physical activities for youth in the Rosedale community?

How can design encourage more physical activity for families in rosedale?

Who is the Audience
Youth of Rosedale (ages 8 to 13)
Parents and guardians
City council
They are interested in outdoor activity but don't have access to activities or equipment

What are the Facts
51% of children in Rosedale are obese
Parks and Rec is city governed, not regulated by Rosedale
There are no recreation centers in Rosedale
Programming is not offered by the city government in rosedale
many love to play outside, but don’t have organized/supervised opportunities to do so
Outdated equipment in parks pose safety hazards
Saftey concerns: supervision and security

What we hope to change
We hope to make rosedale's youth more physically active by increasing organization for after school recreation.

How we will measure success
We will measure success based on the percentage increase in the number of kids involved in activities

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