Every day we encounter wicked problems in our society – problems with essential value conflicts and diverse participants having different perspectives and needs. Design thinking enables new ways of tackling wicked social problems by:
With sustainability becoming an integral part of businesses and societies, design thinking can help address human needs in ways that are technologically feasible, financially viable, as well as socially and environmentally sustainable.
Using a stakeholder-centric mindset, we can turn social problems into new opportunities, creating win-win for everyone.
The Tuen Mun Park is the first of its kind to offer barrier-free inclusive play facilities for children of different ages and abilities. This is a pilot collaboration between the Leisure and Cultural Services Department(LCSD) and the Architectural Services Department with design concepts from the winning entries of the Inclusive Play Space Design Ideas Competition, jointly organised in 2015 by the Playright Children’s Play Association, the Hong Kong Committee for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects.
“During the design stage, we gathered different ideas and invited some of the kids from Junior Playground Commissioners Incubation Programme to co-design,” said Horman Chan, Chief Leisure Manager of LCSD. “We also visited different schools, including Schools for Children with Special Education Needs, to gather ideas from the students.” he added. Apart from facilities for children, there are also facilities for children playing together with their parents.