June 27


06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

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56 Shoreditch High Street The Tea Buildin, Studio 7.01, London, E1 6JJ

London, England, GB, E1 6JJ

We are excited to announce our first London Designing For Children’s Rights meetup.

Doors open at 6:30pm, with talks starting at 7.00pm.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.


Designing for Children’s Rights (D4CR) is an international community, that is developing the Designing for Children design guide that integrates children’s rights in the design and business development around the world.


We work to create awareness about the importance of keeping children’s rights in mind when building products and services. We work together to develop the design guide, which instead of pointing out what is wrong, guides how to do things right.


There is a global challenge. Technology and digital media have opened a lot of opportunities. Alongside great digital experiences, we have also unintentionally created potential harm for children.



For this first gathering hosted at the Method studio, we’ll explore how to integrate children’s rights and ethics into the heart of the design process. If you’re in town, join us for an evening full of inspiration and inspiring talks. Meet Bettina Köbler, co-founder and board member of the Designing for Children’s Rights (D4CR) Association, and hear how the association together with UNICEF guard and develop a design guide that helps designers and business developers make things that support children’s rights. You will also have the chance to meet Melanie Rayment, Head of Service Design at Bernardo’s and Emilios Lemoniatis, local leader of the D4CR London Chapter, who will share with you how they applied the D4CR guidelines in a product design process in order to shape the future of mental health.

And last but not least, you will get the chance to learn more about Method Design’s AI-enabled mental health support tool – FINE, including our evolving relationship with data in the age of AI and how it can shape mental health.


We’re looking forward to meeting you soon!

#D4CR @D4CR_Guide @method_inc



Bettina Köbler – Co-Founder and Board Member, Designing for Children’s Rights Association

Introduction to Designing for Children’s Rights Association

Bettina is a design strategist and educator with 15 years of experience in bringing digital product and service experiences to life. She is a senior service designer at the strategic design firm Designit, where she leads global digitization projects and supports multi-disciplinary teams from industry and the public sector to tackle complex challenges through user-centered design. She is a lecturer for service design at the University of Applied Sciences Munich and co-founder and board member of the Designing for Children’s Rights Association, an international non-profit association working together with UNICEF to integrate children’s rights and ethics in design. Bettina also teaches interaction design at the ReDI School of Digital Integration and is the local leader of IxDA Munich.

Emilios Lemoniatis 

Developing a Children’s Mental Health Innovation Accelerator

Emilios is passionately driven by a belief that the products and services we develop enhance our humanity as well as our relationships with one another.  He has developed his thinking over many years of experience as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Systemic Family Therapist at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.  Following his wish to develop services alongside patients, Emilios worked as Public and Patient Involvement Lead for Children and Families, creating projects that engaged young people and their grown-ups in service design and development.  His journey has gained him a lived experience of design thinking and working in a developers world. He is currently engaged as Digital Innovation Lead at The Tavistock, working with the NHS and startups to create products that impact on mental wellbeing as well as disrupt the traditional notions and stigma of mental health.


Yumiko Tanaka + Chantal Schonbachler from Method

How could AI support mental health in families?
This was the question asked at the outset of an exploratory project run by Method. FINE is a prototype for an artificial intelligence enabled mental health support tool in the family home. We have taken the initiative to explore new models of engagement and investigate the potential use of empathy applied to human-machine interaction. By bringing together design thinking, AI and the principles of crowdsourcing, FINE enables a digital friend to react empathetically to a child’s emotional state.

More speakers to be announced soon! 

*Designing for Children’s Rights*

Designing For Children’s Rights is a global non-profit association, supporting the Designing for Children’s Rights Guide that integrates children’s rights in the design, business and development of products and services around the world.

Email:, #D4CR, @D4CR_Guide