Linda Huijbers
social design and research


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Personal archive of playfulness

P repair to play

What if we make kids the Art Director of grown-up's daily products? We are, by physical anthropologists and different studies, the most neotenous being. The most youthful, flexible, of all creatures and therefore, the most playful. We as human beings are designed to play our whole lifetime. The basis of human trust is established through play signals, but due to our culture and behaviors, adults are losing these signals. When you look at the products designed for children, they are in many ways more playful than the ones for adults. How would grown-up products look like and be used if kids manipulate them and repair them in playfulness to give them a new life with the only purpose of play?