Jo Lansdowne, designer and project manager of REACT within the team of Watershed, UK, tells about the experience working with children in the creative process on Play Sandbox.
Play Sandbox is a R&D programme that brings research experts and companies together to experiment, produce and design new prototypes in collaboration with children.
From the beginning the role of each child in Play Sandbox is clearly defined to assure everybody have the same expectations, and to be sure that children are regarded useful resources in the process.
Children are incredibly imaginative…
The process including the children is performed under the headline; ‘listen, observe and respond’, which make way for an open creative process with room for refexion.
REACT / UK has developed six new products and services for children through a process of co-design with children themselves.