Ten guiding principles for designing (construction kits for kids)

* Design for Designers
* Low Floor and Wide Walls
* Make Powerful Ideas Salient – Not Forced
* Support Many Paths, Many Styles
* Make it as Simple as Possible – and Maybe Even Simpler
* Choose Black Boxes Carefully
* A Little Bit of Programming Goes a Long Way
* Give People What They Want – Not What They Ask For
* Invent Things That You Would Want to Use Yourself
* Iterate, Iterate – then Iterate Again

see: (Resnick, M., & Silverman, B. (2005, June). Some reflections on designing construction kits for kids. In Proceedings of the 2005 conference on Interaction design and children (pp. 117-122). ACM.)


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