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Pre-conference Workshops: Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23, 2017
Main Conference: Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26, 2017 
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Sunday, March 26 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Designing for Little Humans: Combining Play, Nature and Technology

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What do you get when you take a stuffed animal, shove a smartphone in it, download some nature apps and ask a bunch of kids to play with it for a couple weeks? Answer: Twelve big ideas for how to design for the future of smart toys and nature. In this presentation, we’ll describe how we used a diary study and co-design methods to uncover important design principles that sit at the unique intersection of technology, the outdoors, and nature for the 5-9 year old audience. You’ll walk away with inspiring ideas for designing the future of smart toys and learn strategies for connecting with a hard-to-reach audience of young people.

Speakers
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Erin Chan

Designer, EY Intuitive
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Nidhi Jalwal

UX Researcher, EY Intuitive
Nidhi believes that design is the act of attuning to observations and building empathy to create experiences that tell stories. She works as a UX Researcher at EY Intuitive to make sure that the user is an integral part of the equation. Nidhi has traveled and worked with different designers and artists in various communities and countries. Though her passion initially lied in science and engineering, her shift towards user experience allowed her... Read More →


Sunday March 26, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Regency E/F