There is widespread societal concern regarding the reduction in the amount of time that we all spend playing outdoors. Outdoor play is important for our social and physical well-being and helps us to connect to spaces, places and our environment.

This website represents part of the CHI community who are particularly interested in this problem. Our community has started to look at the opportunities and challenges in this area, but designing for outdoor play needs more research.

We have organised a workshop at the CHI2019 conference where we will bring together a diverse set of researchers and makers to look at this problem.

We will use participants’ insights, energies and expertise to explore the challenges and focus on how we can build a community to share innovative designs, generate knowledge and make actionable research in this context.

Important Dates

  • Submission is now closed. Thank you for all your support.
  • Workshop Day: Saturday (8:00-14:00), May 4th, 2019