Suggestive Design: the process of designing playgrounds that have no specific method of play; a child’s imagination is the determining factor.
Prescriptive Design: the process of designing playgrounds that have a specific method of play that children are supposed to follow.
By using suggestive design Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds have limitless options for children. Suggestive design allows for a child’s imagination to determine how he or she is going to play with a particular component. Suggestive design spreads out components in such a way as to not identify a clear path from one to the next. It is always up to the children how the playgrounds should be used.
Suggestive Design and Play Value
Play Value is the value children receive from play.
Bienenstock Natural playgrounds have a higher play value than play structures. Suggestive design has a higher play value than prescriptive design. Thus, by using suggestive design Bienenstock natural playgrounds have the highest play value possible.