DESIGNING for CHILDREN GUIDE

Integrating children’s rights & ethics into the design process

Integrating children’s (0-18) rights and ethics into the heart of the design process


The Designing for Children Guide was created by 70+ heroes – designers, psychologists, neuroscientists, health care specialists, educators, and children’s rights experts – during Talkoot, a 48-hour collaborative event in Helsinki 19-21.01.2018.

The aim of this evolving guide is to refine a new standard for both design and businesses and direct the development towards products and services that have ethics and children’s best interests at their core.

Intro

What impact are designers, businesses and technologists creating in the world of children today?

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Principles

The 10+ commandments of designing for children. The principles are guiding to design more ethically and respecting children’s rights.

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Methods

Hands-on methods and practices on the good-old double diamond with ethics and children’s rights embedded into their core at each stage of the design process.

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Designing for children takes a leading role in ethical design

Background

What impact are designers, businesses and technologists creating in the world of children today?

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Principles

The 10+ commandments of designing, the principles guiding to design more ethically and with children’s rights.

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Methods

Hands-on methods on the good-old double diamond with ethics and children’s rights embedded into their core at each stage of the design process.

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Collaborative effort of 70+ heroes in a 48-h. event 

With the expertise & resources of the following companies and organisations

“The resulting Design Guide consists of a set of key principles written from the perspective of children as consumers to designers of products for them. The principles ask designers to consider different needs and scenarios from the perspective of a child user”

UNICEF office of research


*”Talkoot is a Finnish expression for a gathering of friends and neighbours to accomplish a task. […] The task of the talkoot may be something that is a common concern for the good of the group or it may be to help someone with a task that exceeds his or her own capacity.” (Wikipedia)