Suggested design tools
The Joan Ganz Cooney Centre
Playtest with Kids toolkit offers diverse design methods for engaging children in different design activities at various stages of design.
The ICO’s guide lists things to do and consider when preparing for child engagement in a design process. It also advises on safe and ethical methods for engaging children.
TU Delft’s toolkit offers resources for designers and
design students to engage children as ‘co-design partners’ throughout the whole design cycle, from problem definition,
exploring solutions, ideation to prototyping and testing.
Age-appropriate design with you
They offer a best practice guideline for meaningful youth participation based on the Lundy Model of participation (2007).
Kid’s Included report offers practical tools and good practice for meaningful child participation for innovators. It integrates models of child participation used by major companies such as Honda, Microsoft, Sesame Workshop and more.