User Research for Elephant Park

  • Natasha Hicken

We conducted interviews to assess the makers and breakers for Central Londons biggest new park in 70 years and led workshops and co-creation sessions to prototype possible solutions to help the park facilitate community cohesion in a complex area.

We started with individual interviews and questionnaires from which we gathered insights into the complicated demographic needs of Elephant and Castle.
We then used these insights to lead workshops and co-creation sessions with local interest groups.
After identifiying that children and families were a uniting force among many different groups, we prototyped some ideas and took to the playground to test our solutions.
Iterating further, we engaged more interest groups and individuals to develop our prototypes, before presenting our findings to Lendlease.