Changemakers unitingOur Journey
“Children’s Digital Safety” IxDA Helsinki chapter event was organised in Elisa in collaboration with UNICEF Finland. The workshop event gathered 30+ designers from different companies. Ideas about co-creating a Designing for Children’s Rights Guide in a weekend-long hands-on event were born.
UNLEASH global innovation lab (an event which gathered talent from all over the world to collaborate on solutions to meet the United Nations’ SDGs) connected designers with similar passion for advancing better design for children.
In collaboration with UNICEF, we hosted our first global 48-hour event – Talkoot 2018 – that gathered 70+ heroes – designers, psychologists, neuroscientists, health care specialists, educators, and children’s rights experts. The first version of the Designing for Children’s Rights Guide was co-created and published. From here on our community expanded with lots of amazing people and activated. The guide was highlighted in press and shared within multiple companies, educational institutions, conference audiences all around the world.
We registered as a non-profit association in Denmark with the official name: “Designing for Children’s Rights (D4CR) – Association” . The purpose of the association: setting new standards when designing for children and adolescants as well as raising awareness on their rights based on the U.N. declaration of children’s rights, and needs in the business, service and product design processes.
Our second global event- Talkoot 2019 took place in January 2019, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The main question that we aimed to answer in the event was:
How might we empower businesses to apply the Designing for Children’s Rights in their products and services, and learn how to gradually integrate the children’s rights into their core practice?