A riff on creativity, design, and toys

With a child's imagination, toys open up a world of endless playtime opportunities, so who are the creative minds behind toy design? | 29 min Listen

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Design and creativity really can work together. We talk with a design critic and a product design educator who both have an interest in toys - their history, and how they’re created and assessed in the real world. Get your blocks ready to play along in A riff on creativity, design, and toys.


Alexandra Lange, Architecture and design critic, website

Assoc Prof Barry KudrowitzDirector of Product Design, University of Minnesota                                                   


The Design of Childhood: How The Material World Shapes Independent Kids by Lange, Alexandra, Bloomsbury Publishing

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Lynne Malcolm produced & presented this podcast series via, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio

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