07 May 2012

Digital experiences for kids and teens

If you design digital experiences for kids or teenagers, you'll want to check out the recently released Oxford University Press title, Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development by Marina Umaschi Bers, PhD.  The book explores the notion of "Positive Technological Development" and looks at the potential of digital experiences to support positive development in youth.
"Based on over a decade and a half of research, Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development  aims to guide readers in the design of digital technologies to promote positive behaviors in children and teenagers. Highlighting the positive impact of new technologies in various domains across the developmental span, from early childhood to late adolescence, the book explores how young people are using technology today, how these experiences influence different age groups and domains, and how mastering technological literacy can lead to confidence, competence, and developmental growth."
Find out more about the book in Oxford's catalogue.