Wee the People

Children can be important to the clients as part of the family group, primary users of specific designs, or future customers for commercial projects. Images of children sometimes, but not always, perpetuate gender roles with boys engaged in athletics or more action activities and girls in quieter ones. In some drawings the children demonstrate distinct personalities or behaviors which may reflect the designers’ personal experiences.

Emerson Elementary

Although this is a design for an elementary school, the uniform size, clothing, and activities of the figures makes it difficult to tell which are the students and which are the parents.

Baylis Play Projects: Freeway

It is unusual to see girls playing with trucks as in this design for a “freeway” play form.

Lakewood Parks

Clothing serves to perpetuate gender stereotypes, even when behavior may not.