Design for Kids & Toys

V Edition


Training goals, Politecnico di Milano, sponsored by Assogiocattoli, which represents Italian manufacturers and distributors working in this industry, is organizing the International course on Design for Kids & Toys. Italy excels in design general (understood as culture, method and practice of project and production) field in, excels in fashion, food and creativity applied to multiple activities, but in the toy and childcare productions Italian design has yet to play a key role in building a recognizable identity.

The "Design System" and "System of Enterprise", shows significant episodes but certainly not a coherent and recognizable oversight in children's products, in furniture for children, in the game and in the toy sector. From this it comes a need in poly-technical and multi-skill training.
Designers and, in particular, strategic designers have the role of create scenarios understanding the many aspects and skills that compose the system.
Design a toy or a product/service for children needs the skills to design the whole system of artifacts, around the child and for products and services.

The High Training Course is addressed to designers, graphic designers, graduates in marketing and economics, interior designers, architects, artists, teachers, educators, parents, particularly interested in the aspects of product system toy, game, and in general of products, services and events for children.
The International High Training Course about Kids & Toys is aimed to train, in terms of content and method, a new generation of designers able to manage complex design processes in the world of products and services for kids.
The didactic objective is to provide methods and tools to coordinate very different skills from each other and move safely between concrete constraints, such as security, and abstract goals such as cultural, cognitive, educational, recreational and ethical.
At the end of the course the student will design and process skills, such as to manage highly complex product systems, typical of all the sectors that have the child as a reference user.
Basic Course
The course has a 120 hours of theoretical learning duration, provided with the support of an e-learning platform and a project-work with 4 hours of distance coaching. The project-work, to be managed independently, will be based on a brief proposed by scientific committee of the course or on a topic chosen by the candidate (it could be also connected to a professional activity in progress) and will have as its purpose the development of a Product Service System for Kids. The project-work will be presented to the scientific committee of the course in presence or remotely (using Skype).
Students who complete the Basic Course described above may enroll to the Workshops (40 hours each) proposed during the year and developed in collaboration with companies, institutions, professionals and partners. 
The two Basic Courses and the two Workshops, are scheduled as following:
P.S. The participants of the Basic Course 1^ can choose to attend either the Workshop 1^ and Workshop 2^. Instead those who decide to enroll in the Basic Course 2^ will necessarily choose to attend the Workshop 2^.

Basic Course 1^
(E-learning + Project Work)

Basic Course 2^
(E-learning + Project Work)

From 27/07/2016 to 16/12/2016From 9/01/2017 to 21/04/2017
Workshop – 1^ (40 hours)Workshop – 2^ (40 hours)
February – April 2017May – July 2017
The theoretical modules of the Basic Course will be in English and the design workshops will be held in English or in Italian depending on the composition of the classroom and the partners concerned.
At the End of the course the participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the course in Design for Kids&Toys. 

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