Designing for Children with focus on 'Play and Learn'

6-8 December 2019
IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

Designing for Children with focus on 'Play and Learn'

6-8 December 2019
IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

International Conference


International conference on ‘Designing for children' with focus on 'Play and Learn'
Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th of December 2019
Venue: VMCC, IIT Bombay

Aim:

This international event is aimed at exchange of viewpoints, deliberations and discussions concerning design and research 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 + learn’.

Participants:

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.

Call for papers::
The call for papers for the ‘International Conference on Designing for Children’ is open.
The selection of paper abstract is through blind jury.
Selected papers will need to be orally presented by the author/s during the conference.
The time duration for each of the paper presentations is 15minutes followed by 5 minutes for discussion and Q and A. All the selected papers will be published during the time of the conference. The papers will also be made available online after the conference along with the ISBN number.

Deadlines:

Deadline for Paper Abstract Submission (500 words maximum): 1st of May 2019
Acceptance of Paper Abstract: 1st of June 2019
Deadline for Full Paper Submission (3000 words maximum): 1st September 2019
Guidelines for Paper Submission: Click here
Template for full paper submission: Click here

Call for posters:
The call for posters for the ‘International Conference on Designing for Children’ is open.
The selection of poster abstract is through blind jury.
Selected posters will need to be displayed and explained by the author(s) during the conference.

Deadlines:

Deadline for Poster Abstract Submission (500 words maximum): 1st of May 2019
Acceptance of Poster Abstract: 1st of June 2019
Guidelines for Poster Submission: Click here
Deadline for Full Poster Submission (A1 size posters - 1 no): 1st September 2019

Poster Session: 
The Second and Third day afternoon on 7th and 8th of December 2019 sessions are dedicated to presentations through poster.
You can submit a poster of dimension 2ft width x 3ft (A1 size) height in vertical format.
You’ll be provided with a 2ft width x 3ft height panels where your poster can be mounted.

Call For Project Demos:
The Second and Third day afternoon on 7th and 8th of December 2019 sessions are dedicated to demonstration of Projects.
You’ll be provided with a table/space of 2ft width x 3ft length where your project can be demonstrated.

Dates for Project
Demo submission:
Deadline for Project Demo Abstract Submission (500 words maximum): 1st of August 2019
Acceptance of Project Demo Abstract: 1st of September 2019
Guidelines for Project Demo Submission: Click here

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 and sub themes for submission of papers:

Products for children with focus on ‘Play + Learn’

Issues involved with design of products for children
Toys, games and puzzles for children
Design with sustainability issues for children
Process, methods and theories on designing for children

School for children with focus on ‘Play + Learn’

Design as a subject in school curriculum
Design as a methodology for learning other subjects
Alternative methods of learning systems for children
Learning and play theories
Learning through play activities
Design of school textbooks and other learning materials

Children’s environment with focus on ‘Play + Learn’
Design of play environment for children
Design of living environment for children
Design of parks, schools, hospitals, playgrounds, etc. for children

Children and media with focus on ‘Play + Learn’

Design of storytelling methods for children
TV and film programs for children
Illustration, comics, animation for children
Design of children’s publications
Communication design for children
Typeface and readability issues for children

Interactive environments for children with focus on ‘Play + Learn’:

Design of interactive systems and technologies for children
Social networks for children
Design with new technologies for collaborative activities
Usability issues and human factors as related to children
Design of virtual environments for children

Children with special needs with focus on ‘Play + Learn’:

Design for children with special needs

Development issues of children with focus on ‘Play + Learn’:

Children’s behaviors, perception, and emotion
Development of sensorial skills in children
Issues connected with innovative and creative potentials in children

Registration:

The registration for the ‘International Conference on Designing for Children’ will start from 1st June 2019 onwards.
An early registration before 1st October 2019 includes an early rate.