Scape is an environmental creation system which allows for spontaneous creativity. It breaks away from electronics and encourages kids, teens, and adults to use their own imagination.
There are four main purposes of Scape:
1. return to simpler form of play 2. get away from electronics 3. teach the importance of quality materials and construction 4. evolve with the user for greater product longevity
If we can encourage children to play with non-electronic products, then they will learn to use their own imaginations to create, as well as learning to take care of and maintain a quality product with a long life span. Children no longer see imaginative play as an easy option and the concept of using what you have to make your own fun has been lost. Technology is consuming the toy and game industry and the short life span of electronics decreases children's attention spans due to use of electronics.
Scape consists of a sliding panels and stationary rails. These can either be mounted to the wall or laid on the floor. There are two panel layers which assist each help distribute weight load and greater stability of when attachments are utilized.
There are many accessory and attachment options that have a variety of functions. There are attachments for children, like gears and pullies, which can be used to make systems of motions and to expand the minds problem solving and creative abilities. There are organizational components for teens and adults, that come in various styles and colors.
1:6 scale working model I built to help illustrate possible Scape uses and functions