Materialising

METHODS & PRACTICES Physically or visually represent thoughts on the topic. This can be carried on both by the designer and the child participants, together or separately. Materialising helps to mediate and make evident implicit understandings. The designer...

Role playing

METHODS & PRACTICES This method has the emphasis in encouraging the child to imagine or mimic different situations and envision themselves in different roles. Respect children’s attitudes towards performing and provide alternatives in case they are not...

Write user stories in the tone of voice as a child

METHODS & PRACTICES Write user stories in the tone of voice as a child   Try to write stories in this format: I want xxx because I like xxx and I dont’ like xxx. The perspective and voice is from the child speaking Write the text with the child’s...

Co-creating/ Participatory design with Children

METHODS & PRACTICES Co-creating/ Participatory design with Children Define the roles. Adults should become more playful and the children should know and understand that their participation is equal to others. Consider the child’s rights in the editorial...

The self-documentation practices

METHODS & PRACTICES The main aim in self-documentation practices is to collect data about children’s understanding of a certain concept. The emphasis here is on visualising and materialising different concepts for kids so that they can relate on them. Focus...

Co-research

METHODS & PRACTICES Co-research Involving children as researchers at multiple stages of the design process. Co-research can support agency and responsibility and by allowing kids to influence the outcome. It can help kids understand diversity by helping them...