As children, we played in order to learn about the world around us and press against our growing boundaries. We took wild journeys of fantasy where every object in front of us had possibilities. This concept of child-eyes essentially means abandoning our ingrained assumptions about the world around us and seeing something with a sense of innocence. This talk will cover the concept of play as a cognitive developer, examine case studies where play and imagination contributed to amazing product design, and give some ideas as to how we can continue to do this with our team and on our own everyday to help strengthen our play muscles.
You can view the talk here.