Opportunities for inclusive play in densely populated cities: An analysis of the human factors in Hong Kong play space

Kin Wai Michael Siu, Yi Lin Wong

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The paper applies the Inclusive Design Cube (IDC) and the Socially Inclusive Design Cube (SIDC) to examine the current design of one of the largest inclusive playgrounds in Hong Kong. The three dimensions of the IDC (i.e., motion, sensory and cognitive capabilities) and the social dimension of the SIDC are used to evaluate how the play facilities and the environment cater the needs of the disabled in the case study. Children with different kinds of disabilities are concerned in this paper. It is argued that the three capabilities are correlate with each other, and they should be considered as a whole in inclusive playgrounds. It also discusses the needs of social inclusiveness in play and its importance in densely populated cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Design for Inclusion - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Design for Inclusion
EditorsGiuseppe Di Bucchianico, Pete F. Kercher
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319605968
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


  • Densely populated cities
  • Disabled children
  • Hong Kong
  • Inclusive design cube (IDC)
  • Inclusive play
  • Social inclusiveness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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