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Create your own playground

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“Play in” is a playable facility for children to play. Different from normal facilities in playgrounds which children can only play with, “Play in” brings new possibilities for children to build and play with their imagination. The facility contain two main part, basic frame and assembled elements. The general structure is decided by basic frame. Children can build and play with assembled elements based on the basic frame. Because the flexibility of “Play in”, children from different areas, culture background and countries, would play in different way and invent their own way of playing.





Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • Rubber Granulate
  • EVA Foam Sheets & Blocks

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

Rubber Granulate is used as main material of elements for children to assemble on the basic frame.

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

The facility contain two main part, basic frame and assembled elements. The general structure is decided by basic frame. Children can build and play with assembled elements based on the basic frame.

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

It is a playable "product" in playgrounds for children between 6-10 years old to play.

How will you scale your idea? Please describe in detail your plan to scale your concept.

First, we plan to cooperate with city council to place "Play in" in many existing children's outdoor playgrounds. Children can not only play and have fun in the existing playground but build their own playing space in their imagination with “Play in”. Then, we will extend to stores that have playing areas for children. And then extend to other countries. First start as an art project to cooperate with different artist around the world to design the basic frame. Because the flexibility of the “Play in” and children from different culture background and cities would play in different way. For playground in stores, we plan to cooperate with different brand. Take Nike for example, we can choose some of Nike shoes model to use as basic structure of the “Play in” for children to play in their way. As different way of playing in different store with different Nike shoes model frame, lead to different appearance of the shoes. It’s also possible for Nike to use these as inspiration

How is your idea innovative?

Innovation in Design: Different from normal playing equipment in playground which is only for children to play with, “Play in” create a new possibilities for children to building and play in their own way. With the possibilities of different basic frame and different ways of playing, which creates more opportunities to cooperate with different companies.

What inspired this idea?

Children enjoy building something by themselves. Why not let children’s playground have the flexibilities to build and create as the way when there’s no limitation? Seeing how children play and create there’s no fear or worries in their eyes. The spirit is the same as “ Just Do It ” from Nike.

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

Md Fahad Hossain is a Visual Artist. Sean Fu is an interdisciplinary designer.

In what city are you located?

Berlin

In what country are you located?

Germany

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

Becoming a Top Idea will have help us a lot on stepping forward to next stage which is to cooperate with artists and other brands to scale our idea after we test our idea in small scale. We will be able to design and manufacture to make the new basic frame with more flexible and compatible from one frame to another.

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Hi Sean,

Great to see you in the Challenge! Could you please provide more content for the submission question, "How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?" How might you begin to turn the raw Nike Grind materials into your final product? What might that process look like step-by-step?

With the deadline fast-approaching at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, please ensure all of your final updates are completed by then.

Excited to learn more!

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