Gayndah Youth Project
With the ideal of creating an after school activity centre that facilitated health promoting activities for young people, I have embraced and learned new research methods to gain a better understanding of the needs and wants of kids between the age of 13-18, living in Gayndah, Australia. I have included the end-users in most of the design process and based the final result on the information I gained from the various field observations, workshops and interviews. I feel I have come up with a concept and project that speaks the kids language through the use of vibrant colours, soft materials and different expressions in each room. I have provided a variety of choices from the relaxing chill out room to the challenging climbing wall. By doing so, I have touched base with the physical, social and mental aspects of health promotion through my final design choices. When going back to Gayndah in September, I will do everything in my power to see this project develop from drawings and plans, into a Youth Club filled with engaged and inspired young people.