The Challenge

How might we encourage people to connect with each other and revitalize their neighborhoods?


Playful Placemaking

Imagine a neighborhood that becomes a destination for fun.

District of Play is a proposal to engage people with each other and their environment with playful objects that populate a place over time.

Duo emerged from this concept as a modern twist on the traditional wheelbarrow game that repurposed discarded bicycle tires to create a game that utilizes balance and trust.

Project Focus

Process Highlights

Sketches, models and a map of playful interactions are installed over time

Project Summary

Year: 2019


Duo races have organized in parks around London and in 2019 Duo was exhibited during Milan Design Week.

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  • Problem Analysis
  • User Research
  • Sketching
  • 3D Modeling
  • Fabrication & CMF
  • Prototyping  (Metal, Wood, Plastic)


  • DIY Instructions
  • 2D and 3D Designs
  • Ergonomic user testing
  • Functional Prototypes
  • Organized  events in
    parks and gyms