funcie farm stand

architecture

12/04/2012

Funcie Farm Stand

Location | Tot Spot, Muncie Children’s Museum, Muncie, IN

A two part installation in the Tot Spot activity area in the Muncie Children’s Museum.  The Funcie Farm Stand and Garden Grove were designed and constructed in a 5 week summer session.

The Funcie Farm Stand and the adjacent Garden Grove was a design/build project for the Tot Spot within the Muncie Children’s Museum under the guidance of Pam Harwood.  The Funcie Farm Stand and Garden Grove were designed to engage infants to toddlers, ranging from several months old to 2 years old.  Through rigorous research on interactive learning for children of this age we found that our design had to facilitate the development of fine motor skills, routine activities, playing alongside other children (not necessarily interacting with other children), matching activities, allowing exploration of objects through oral interaction and simple picture recognition.  With this research supporting our design we created the Funcie Farm Stand with interactive sliding doors, a tool matching and storage activity space, fruit and vegetable sorting area and a small construction play space.  The Garden Grove was designed to compliment the activities of the farm stand by providing a safe area where color and shape matching through vegetable picking activities can be enjoyed.

Funcie Farm Stand Team: Kelly Goffiney | Benjamin Greenberg | Jonathan Kirby | Paul Reynolds | Brian Watson

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