Jordan Daniel Who are you designing it for? Old, Young, Men, Women, etc.? Who is the target audience Characteristics of a birthday party of a 10 year old. Of a concert. Everything affect the 5 senses Visual Auditory Smell Touch Taste Changing the setting can change the event Know the limits of a setting Settings can be manipulated San Marcos vs College Station Real life example: Concert near a paper mill 3 types: Physical, Social, Symbolic Identify the key objects! What makes the event “happen” Can an Easter Egg Hunt happen without Easter eggs? Structure determines how interactions may or may not happen. Rules/Regulations/Laws must be well thought out and planned in a meaningful way. Do not over-regulate Give me some examples. Have to have uniformity across the board. Do the participants know each other? How can this change the program? What can you do to deal with this? What problems can arise from this? The situation: To promote open access to football games, an athletic department only allows 5 tickets to be purchased by a single person. What are the outcomes? Set into motion and sustaining momentum What would you do for a concert? A wedding? A party? How do you handle animation without making it seem forced? We have all been to “those” kind of parties Facilitator vs Direct Provider Programing Formats Self directed Clubs/ groups Drop-in Competition Special events Skill Development Lets decide which format is the right one for the activity The 6 elements: Interacting People Physical Setting Leisure Objects Structure Relationships Animation Rossman, J. R., & Schlatter, B. E. (2008). Recreation Programming: Designing Leisure Experiences. Champaign, Illinois: Sagamore Publishing, LLC.