A Child-Centred Approach – to Design for Play

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The PhD project ‘Child-Centred Design for Play’ focuses on how a more child-centred approach influence the designer. A literature study, participation in conferences and relevant PhD courses as well as carrying out a series of expert interviews form the knowledge and method foundation for the research design together. In addition to these, conducting pilot studies and design experiments in a workshop structure, simultaneously with using tracking tools with the designers before, during and after the workshops, will identify potential changes in the designer’s mind-set and the ability to include the perspective of a child
when designing for play. Analysis, findings and discussion are supposed to answer the research question; How does a child-centred approach influence the designers’ mind-set when designing for play? The aim of the study is to
contribute to the existing theoretical knowledge in design, play and children and inspire to a new approach in the education of designers and in industry practice.
Original languageDanish
Publication date19 Jun 2018
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2018
EventIDC - Interaction Design & Children Conference 2018 - NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 19 Jun 201822 Jun 2018


ConferenceIDC - Interaction Design & Children Conference 2018
LocationNTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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