Ergonomics Concept in Inclusive Public Playground Targeting on Children with Disabilities

Authors

  • Nurul Asyikin Mohd Radzi Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia.
  • Kharizam Ismail Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar MALAYSIA
  • Lilawati Ab Wahab Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar MALAYSIA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2499

Keywords:

Ergonomics; Universal Design; Public Playground; Children with disabilities.

Abstract

Nowadays, playgrounds are underused to improve the physical and social development of young children with special needs. Therefore, this study aims to identify the key criteria of ergonomic inclusive public children playground aim for children with disabilities (CWDs). The study explored the process of universal design and the ergonomics function of play equipment that focuses on CWDs through physical site observation and interview protocol done among caregivers, parents of children with disabilities, and all stakeholders involved in the development of the public playground in Malaysia. The result presents three major themes as a guideline to create an ergonomic inclusive playground.

Keywords: Ergonomics; Universal Design; Public Playground; Children with disabilities.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: 10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2499

Published

2020-12-25

How to Cite

Mohd Radzi, N. A. ., Ismail, K. ., & Ab Wahab, L. . (2020). Ergonomics Concept in Inclusive Public Playground Targeting on Children with Disabilities. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(15), 3-9. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2499