We learned important points to consider when designing experiences and spaces for young people.
- To raise the level of participation, imbue an identity and sense of ownership of the project. This will naturally lead to a sense of equal collaboration between the youth and the adults.
- The experiences and spaces the youth have ownership over begins with trusting relationships with good adults.
- Aim for a “community design”, which considers not only the generational needs/characteristics of the teen/tween generation, but the regional characteristics and contexts of individual lives as well.