Outdoor space design following the four types of people
Our vision on outdoor space design was originally inspired by Bertus Mulder (source: Jeugd en Samenleving – (1978) 6/7), which defines four types of players: Energizers, Structure seekers, Builders and Observers. This take on the popular DISC model also holds up for older age groups. Children grow up to become adolescents, then adult and consequently seniors. Each with their own wishes, characteristics and needs for the design of outdoor spaces:
A spacious and defined space where one can excel and perform. Preferably with competitive elements and height differences.
FOR STRUCTURE SEEKERS:
A space where one can get together with others and socialize; which is pleasantly furnished and decorated.
An open space with possibilities for free expression and interpretation.
A space to retreat, seek shelter and take in the surroundings.
Not every human being is the same
For the design of the area, we look at the perception and characteristics of the four types of people (red/yellow/green/blue) and apply these to the design of the outdoor space. From a social (individualistic or group oriented) and psychological (introvert or extrovert) angle (BSR®). This human-type approach is for all times and all ages; everyone goes through various stages and ‘colours’ in his or her life. We set ourselves the goal of making the general (outdoor) space attractive to play, do sports, move about, meet and relax, for every type of person, for all ages.