Child-Centered Design Guide from Save the Children

by Save the Children, Finland A great resource on concrete methods of the design process when designing for children, with consideration of children’s rights. Read more about the guide here, browse below and download this printable pdf here....

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...

Prototype test sessions with children

METHODS & PRACTICES We should test to see and learn from real life use, so think about the environment/context what you are testing in and how that can influence the results. This could involve siblings, parents, friends etc. Children know what they need, let them...

Co-Designing with Children

METHODS & PRACTICES Goal: To create a solution that reflects children’s – not adults – world, needs and preferences Involve children throughout the whole design process, from concept development to testing the final piece Speak in a child-friendly way; in a...

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...

Children as Designers

METHODS & PRACTICES Design phase: research and ideation Goal: Learn about the child’s values through play, engagement, interaction, creation & manipulation. Activity: Let children create, craft and build prototypes for the problem/context you’re designing for....