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Play + health in design: Ludic thinking to facilitate wellbeing
Summary:
• Pedagogy of play in design, reflected through BAC student eyes.
• Increase awareness of play’s essentialness to our mental and physical health.
• This playful lecture will describe current understanding of play to facilitate optimal health and wellbeing and design’s part in this. BAC student work will tip off ideas about play-deficit, and better display successes and opportunities for deliberate and thoughtful design inspirations.

J Davis Harte is Director of the Design for Human Health MDS program at the Boston Architectural College. She has three decades of curiosity around design and health. Her BS in Education and Child in Society grounds her wellness design work, which focuses on children’s places, trauma-informed design spaces and childbirth design. She padded her curiosity with an MS in Design and a PhD in Health | Design. She remains a playful beginner.

May 6, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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