Category: Play

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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 »

Why we need Playful by Design

By Sonia Livingstone We’ve seen recent calls for Safety by Design, Privacy by Design, and more. To ensure children’s best interests in a digital world, these are all vital. In combination, they »