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Gielen, M.A. (author)
The paper aims at contributing to the professional development of toy design education programs. It draws from the practice of a children’s toy design course at Delft University of Technology. It identifies three major concepts that greatly influence toy quality and that students find difficult to understand and apply: aimlessness, empathy and...
journal article 2009
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Van Leeuwen, L. (author), Gielen, M.A. (author), Westwood, D. (author)
Using Reversal Theory (Apter, 2002, 2007a) as an example this paper proposes a way to ‘translate’ a psychological concept into the realm of design in a way that maximizes understanding and potential for application in the context of play. The given presentation of Reversal Theory is the result of the analysis of student’s use of available...
conference paper 2012
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Gielen, M.A. (author), Van Leeuwen, L. (author)
Play as a behavioural domain is characterized by freedom and flexibility, which contribute to both short-term and lasting wellbeing. Children play increasingly under supervision of adults, who generally perceive rough and rebellious behaviour negatively. The paper argues that also rebelliousness is a valuable aspect of play. The psychological...
conference paper 2013
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Gielen, M.A. (author), Leeuwen, L. (author)
In the design of objects for children’s play, support from psychology is often sought in general developmental overviews, typologies of play, and age-related performance and preference descriptions. These sources may give an insight into global aspects of child development but have limited utility for understanding the situated motivations of an...
journal article 2014
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Mast, Danića (author), Schipper, Sylvia (author), van Doorn, F.A.P. (author), Schut, A. (author), Gielen, M.A. (author), de Vries, Sanne (author)
This study is carried out within the context of a research and innovation<br/>project Co-design with Kids that aims to support teaching of broad so-called ‘21st<br/>century’ skills. In this project, design toolboxes for use within primary education<br/>are developed and studied, with real life clients and assignments. In the case<br/>described...
conference paper 2018
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Schut, A. (author), Klapwijk, R.M. (author), Gielen, M.A. (author)
This paper explores patterns in the feedback preceding instances of design fixation in children (age 9 to 11) carrying out a co-design project. Our goal is to find ways to improve the early mastering of their divergent (DT) and convergent thinking (CT) skills, which in turn will help the children to develop their creative abilities. Previous...
conference paper 2018
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Schut, A. (author), Klapwijk, R.M. (author), Gielen, M.A. (author), van Doorn, Fenne (author), de Vries, M.J. (author)
In this paper, we explore the early indicators of design fixation occurring during the concept development stage of children’s design processes. This type of fixation, which we named: concept fixation, causes a blind adherence to the current (possibly unfavourable) state of a design idea. Its occurrence hampers the creative thinking processes...
journal article 2019
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