Print Email Facebook Twitter Developing an outdoors game for children Title Developing an outdoors game for children Author Kik, R.M. Contributor Molenbroek, J.F.M. (mentor) Boon, M.J.B. (mentor) Andrik, M.A.C.M. (mentor) Kok, J.E. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Industrial Design Programme Integrated Product Design Date 2017-04-19 Abstract One out of seven primary school children is suffering from overweight and sometimes even obesity. This is caused by a lack of physical activity and unhealthy food diets. Children playing outdoors is positively and significantly associated with the child’s physical activity. Peerdrops is a small Dutch company that creates product, graphic and experience designs. Next to working for clients, Peerdrops also develops its own products. One idea of such a product is the game Buiten Baas. This graduation project focusses on developing the product idea of Buiten Baas by Peerdrops, into a finished product. Buiten Baas is a game that encourages children between the age of seven and twelve years old, to play more outdoors and therefore empowers the children’s physical activity. This by playing a fun game! The overall product idea of Buiten Baas is a dice shaped game with on each face six medals. On each medal a (physical) challenge is written, which should be performed by the player in turn. Sometimes the player should perform this challenge alone, against one other player or with the entire group. The challenges are divided in six different categories: speed, agility, endurance, create, guess and chance. The player who first collects one medal of each category (except chance), wins the game. The final design of Buiten Baas is a dice of 140 x 140 x 140 mm. All faces of the dice have an indent, preventing the medals from sticking out and influencing the way the dice will roll. The material of the dice is EVA foam, because this material is soft and flexible to throw with. Moreover, it is resistant to outdoors use and it is often used for children’s products. The material cannot be easily damaged and it has a very neatly finishing. Injection molding is chosen as the most suitable production technique for the dice and the design is made suitable for this production technique. The medals of the game are made of PP. This material is very child friendly and not toxic. The medals will have a diameter of 38 mm and a thickness of 3 mm. The medals are injection molded to create an aesthetically pleasing product, which is worth paying for. The medals are imprinted with the challenges and the logo of the game. For Buiten Baas it is suggested to have a batch size of at least 10000 pieces, which will have a cost price of around €6 per game. This results in a selling price of around €30, if Peerdrops would sell the product to a reseller, who would sell it to the customers. Subject outdoorsgamechildrenphysicalactivity To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ab6d9c94-48d1-4107-915a-bc354bfa439d Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2017 Kik, R.M.