Journal Entry For
Project 2 - Interviews
Similarities Between All Interviews
- Peaceful and calm environment is desired in both recreational and health spaces.
- Access to clean and well-maintained facilities.
- Availability of restrooms and charging stations.
- Greenery and nature elements are desired in both types of spaces.
- Community and social interaction.
- Improving accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
- Technology can play a role in enhancing these spaces, particularly for convenience and customization.
- Several respondents highlighted the need for spaces to cater to a diverse range of ages and abilities, emphasizing the need for ramps, well-paved paths, and low-impact exercise options for older users.
- A couple of responses touched on the potential for these spaces to educate users on various topics, be it about local wildlife, health benefits of different activities, mental health, wellness, or health in general.
Major Differences Between All Interviews
- Holistic Health and Wellness: Some prioritize solitude and quiet while others seek opportunities to interact with different people.
- Need for Variety: Exploring unknown territory and adventurous activities are mentioned by some.
- Level of Integration of technology: WiFi, phone charging, and other conveniences are considered a second priority by some.
- Different opinions on the number of dogs allowed in recreational areas.
- Varied preferences for types of recreational activities (e.g., sports, walking, rafting, fishing).
- Aesthetic preferences
- Some interviewees emphasize the need for open and non-judgmental spaces to discuss health issues freely.
- While yoga centres and stress relief are common themes, there are differing opinions on the quality and commercialization of health spaces.
- Opinions on the use of technology in health spaces vary, with concerns about the loss of human empathy in tech-oriented spaces.
Conflicting Opinions Between All Interviews
- Recreation - Interaction vs. Solitude:
- Some want to interact with different people, while others seek solitude and minimal interaction.
- One interviewee desires options to avoid interaction and express thoughts privately, while another emphasizes the importance of community and peer pressure in wellness activities.
- Some consider technology to be a second priority in recreational spaces and suggest focusing on other aspects first.
- Others believe technology can enhance recreational spaces, particularly in terms of booking and accessing facilities.
- There is a notable emphasis on the importance of creative, visually appealing spaces in some responses, contrasting with others.
- Some individuals prioritized the availability and functionality of outdoor recreational spaces over aesthetic considerations.
- One interviewee finds the ambience of health spaces sickening and gloomy, while another suggests using technology like vertical plant integration to improve the atmosphere.
- Technology's role in health spaces is perceived differently, with some advocating for more automated access and cleaning systems, while others express concerns about tech replacing human interaction and empathy.
- There are different opinions about the cost of health spaces in the U.S., with one interviewee mentioning unnecessary costs associated with medicines and the need for itemized bills.
- Another interviewee emphasizes the role of technology in reducing costs and personalizing experiences in health spaces.