The Digital Futures Commission has now concluded. Our new project is the Digital Futures for Children centre, joint with 5Rights Foundation and London School of Economics and Political Science.

Category: Play

Follow how our research has unfolded from 2020 to 2023 and gain an snapshot of our findings across the play, data and innovation research streams.

Realising Playful by Design in practice

By Kruakae Pothong, Sonia Livingstone and Angela Colvert The Digital Futures Commission’s research on play in the digital world shows that, when it comes to »

Understanding kids in the metaverse

By Sonia Livingstone and Kruakae Pothong The “metaverse” represents the next generation internet, promising richer, more immersive 3D experience and more seamless conversion of physical »

“Playful by Design” goes to Paris!

By Kruakae Pothong and Sonia Livingstone Our “Playful by Design” principles – the primary output of the Digital Futures Commission’s applied research to realise children’s »

What is meant by “by design”?

By Sonia Livingstone and Kruakae Pothong Design and (human) values are inseparable; together, they shape human possibilities and people’s life outcomes. “Design is the human »

Why does free play matter in a digital world?

by Sonia Livingstone and Kruakae Pothong Imagine school break time. Released from lessons, the children rush outside. They run, jump, shriek. There’s talking, laughter, whispered »

The DFC Launch Event: Playful by Design

The Digital Futures Commission (DFC) has just launched ‘Playful by Design: Free play in a digital world.’ The report looks at a crucial important aspect of children’s development – free play »