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Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development: From Playpen to Playground

Marina Umaschi Bers


This book is about digital spaces that can support positive youth development. This book is driven by values and by a sense of urgency —as the design of our digital landscape is increasingly guided by commercial purposes and not by developmental concerns. Designers of digital landscapes that promote positive development, must take into consideration the children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical, civic and spiritual needs. But should also consider the unique design features of each technology and the practices and policies that shape different interactions in the digital landscape. Alth ... More

Keywords: positive youth development, digital world, identity, values, digital content creation, learning, developmental span, technological literacy, design, positive technological development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199757022
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757022.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marina Umaschi Bers, author
Tufts University