An evolving guide that aims 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.

Everyone can use

RIGHT TO NON-DISCRIMINATION

Offer me something safe and keep me protected

RIGHT TO BE PROTECTED

Encourage me to be active and play with others

RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT, RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE

You don’t know me, so make sure you include me

RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE, RIGHT TO BE HEARD

Give me room to explore and support my growth

RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT

Do not misuse my data

RIGHT TO PRIVACY

Help me recognize and understand commercial activities

RIGHT TO INFORMATION

I have purpose so make my influence matter

RIGHT TO NON-PARTICIPATE

Create space for play, including a choice to chill

RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT, RIGHT TO LEARN, RIGHT TO LEISURE AND PLAY

Use communication I can relate to

RIGHT TO INFORMATION

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Our community

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.

Our stories

“We let our Play Design master students familiarize themselves with the D4CR guide, as a part of a course in child-centred design for play.”

“At Bringing Technology Education, our education team and curriculum designers have been using the key principles 1.3 to guide the development of our content”og

“As a Design studio, ethics is in our core values, especially when we are designing products and experiences for children”

We started with our D4CR guidelines and created our own 5 design principles for our team now we are co-working these with all the others digital designers in LEGO to make them a global Lego thing”

“At Wearabouts/Illustration Lab We have followed the Guide as much as possible considering the project size and budget to implement a certain number of tests. We are still using it as we follow a test cycles approach”

“We use them on many different projects in our classes.”

“At Ledon Play, we use children as part of our design for play and insist on the qualities of co-creation, collaboration and play always is made from the perspective of the participants”

We localize our apps to 12 common languages. We make buttons big enough. We make sure we have a images and backgrounds with high contrast. We do not save or share any personal data about our users.”

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