...really good teaching is about not seeing the world the way that everyone else does...

"Good teachers perceive the world in alternative terms, and they push their students to test out these new, potentially enriching perspectives. Sometimes they do so in ways that are, to say the least, peculiar."
Mark Edmundson, "Geek Lessons" NYT, 2008

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Designing for Children

- With focus on 'Play + Learn'

2-6 February 2010

at IDC, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

The international conference 'Designing for Children' with focus on 'Play + Learn' is scheduled to be held at Mumbai, India in Feb 2010 and is being hosted by the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), at the Indian Institute of
Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai.

This international event is aimed at deliberations and discussions concerning design issues related to children. The event is expected to throw light on the role of designing for children as related to design of objects, media and environment with focus on 'play and learn'.

The events are centered around the interests of students, educationists, practicing designers and children related interest groups. The event has been designed to be lively, interactive and thought provoking and will
provide great opportunity to interact with thought leaders, listen to visions by researchers and for networking.

The major events during the week are:
1. Design
Education Meet (2-3, February 2010)
2. International
Design Conference (call for papers is open) (4-6, February 2010)
3. Exhibition of
projects on 'Design for Children' (2-6, February 2010)

This is an invitation to be a part of events concerned with designing for
children with focus on 'play' and 'learn':

Call for papers:
The call for papers as well as registration for the 'International
Conference on Designing for Children' is now on.

Deadline for Abstract submission (500 words maximum): 15th of August 2009
Acceptance of Abstract: 15th of September 2009
Deadline for full paper submission (3000 words maximum): 30th November 2009

Themes for the conference on 'Designing for Children with focus on Play +Learn':

We invite interesting experimentation, different perspectives, innovative design applications, in-depth case studies, research outcomes and position papers centered on the theme of the conference.

The following are the suggested main themes for submission of papers:

- Products for children

- School for children

- Children's environment

- Children and media

- Interactive environments for children

- Children with special needs

- Development issues of children

Further details:

Helpdesk - 'designing for children'
IDC, IIT Bombay
Powai, Mumbai


email: seminar[at]idc.iitb.ac.in or