Design: Designing for Children

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  1. Effective Use of Color and Graphics in Applications for Children, Part I: Toddlers and Preschoolers

    Designing for Children

    Early engagement in the digital world

    October 3, 2011

    While most of the content and interactive elements in applications for children employ graphic components and vibrant color combinations, the way in which application’s combine these elements can lead to a great user experience or be a cause of frustration and confusion.

    This column is a continuation of my last Designing for Children column, “Effective Use of Typography in Applications for Children.” In this column, I’ll discuss the optimal use of color and graphics when designing digital applications for kids between two and five years of age. Read More

  2. Effective Use of Typography in Applications for Children

    Designing for Children

    Early engagement in the digital world

    June 7, 2011

    In this installment of my column, I’ll take a look at one of the most important visual design elements for graphic user interfaces: typography. I’ll concentrate on general guidelines for the effective use of typography in the design of applications for children between 3 and 10 years of age. What considerations do we need to take into account when working with digital typography when children are its primary interpreters? Read More

  3. Design for Kids: Digital Products for Playing and Learning

    July 21, 2014

    This is a sample chapter from the new Rosenfeld Media book Design for Kids: Digital Products for Playing and Learning. ©2013 Rosenfeld Media.

    Chapter 2: Playing and Learning

    Design for Kids Cover

    At a 4-year-old’s birthday party, I had an interesting conversation with two different parents about their children’s iPad use versus their TV watching. I asked about the rules these parents had in place regarding screen time for their kids. One mother strongly objected to any “playing” on the iPad for her child. Instead, she let her son—a very intelligent, developmentally sophisticated 4-year-old—use age-appropriate reading and math apps for about an hour a day, and then allowed him to watch two TV shows before bedtime. Read More

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