How to Design for and with Children

Here’s what we did

  1. Supporting well-being, and healthy psychological and cognitive development
  2. Encouraging self-expression, creativity, learning & play
  3. Nurturing the child as a social being and a citizen and
  4. Ensuring safety and privacy

The result

  1. Everyone can play
  2. Give me control and offer support
  3. I have purpose so make my influence matter
  4. Offer me something safe
  5. Create space for play (including a choice to chill)
  6. Encourage me to be active and play with others
  7. Give me room to explore and experiment
  8. Use communication I can relate to
  9. Make it flexible for me
  10. You don’t know me, so make sure you include me

What’s next

  • Defining safety standards in digital products and approach eg. Bootstrap (the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web) and make them integrate the safety standards in their modules (we reckon, that designing safety is not only in the hands of the designers)
  • Create a certificate or a badge together with the NGOs that products and services can obtain if they are inclusive and safe

Our inspiration

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