Designing for play with a child-centred design approach

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This chapter introduces the child-centred design approach that enables designers to take the perspective of children when designing for play. By taking the starting point in the children instead of the product, makes it possible to ensure a high degree of relevancy in the design - seen from the perspective of the children. The child-centred design approach encourages the designers to participate in the children's everyday lives to gain an understanding of what they are designing for. For doing this, the chapter presents three child-centred design methods; internship as a child, co-creating the life of a child and comparing child-personas, all of them with the purpose of acknowledging the child as the expert - the expert of being a child.
Translated title of the contributionDesign af leg med en børnefokuseret tilgang
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFraming Play Design : A hands-on guide for designers, learners and innovators
EditorsHelle Marie Skovbjerg, Sune Klok Gudiksen
Number of pages10
Publication dateAug 2020
ISBN (Print)9789063695729
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

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