In September 2021, I had the pleasure of participating in the Design for Early Learning Symposium.
It was organized as a conversation between designers, educators, administrators and other interested in environments for early learning. Here are some of the things I took away from the symposium:
I am looking forward to continuing the conversation, and continuing to do independent research. Here are a few books mentioned as inspirational by early childhood educators at the Symposium that I am enjoying, which go beyond 'architectural' design and engage with ideas around design more generally:
The Design of Everyday Things, by Donald A. Norman
Children, spaces, relations, edited by Giulio Ceppi and Michele Zini
Natural Playscapes by Rusty Keeler