We are fascinated by social use of public space and play behaviors of people of all ages. We use a variety of observation techniques, from direct visual observation via the System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities (SOPARC), to videography, to drones, to sensors, and onsite antennae.
We also assess environmental factors, such as decibel levels, temperatures of surfaces and structures, species counts, habitat conditions, and air quality. Our findings are shared publicly via our project assessment reports to help improve the design of playgrounds and public spaces for all.
Click here for a sample report.