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An investigation into placemaking for the new SUB : board games & graffiti wall Siu, Justin; Leung, Nathanael; Wu, Galen


Upon the new scheduled opening of the AMS new Student Union Building, restaurants, and social spaces will be released for students to occupy. In an attempt to connect all students into engaging and using the new Student Union Building as a vibrant social lounge space, different types of entertainment are being considered. The purpose of this report is to define the process of placemaking in the new SUB while assessing triple bottom line analysis on interactive board games and graffiti walls; the analysis consists of an economic, social, and environmental assessment. Research through these sections was gathered through academic papers, websites, and primary survey sources. Two different types of entertainment solutions are reviewed; these are interactive electronic design walls for creating ideas and the other are board games for leisure purposes. A thorough analysis of each type of entertainment set was performed to focus on the economic effect, durability of each entertainment categories, and the social aspects for each type. This report concludes that design boards are more suitable for engaging students with one another in the new SUB. The design board walls are easily erased and replaced, economically saving in a long term, and also more durable with less individual pieces, meeting all requirements in the desired triple line assessment. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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