Wednesday
Oct012014

Erfurt, Germany: Back 'home' running a workshop for Germany's leading children's media academy. Oct '14

Eight years ago I started working for the Akademie für Kindermedien as their Interactive mentor. For five weeks, spread out over six months the academy provides invaluable insight and practical input around media aimed at children – film, animation, TV series, books. Having left four years ago, it was fantastic to be invited back to provide a workshop during this year’s qualifying week.

The three-hour session started with some thoughts around Design Thinking and user-centered design, leading into group work. Four teams were created, with each receiving a video interview of a child recalling their media habits over the past week. The participants of the workshop were tasked with mapping these activities, extrapolating into the preceding and subsequent weeks.