We tend to think that playing is a frivolous pastime to be indulged only once the serious work is done. But what if play was, in fact, a key factor for progress? During play, a type of learning is formed that allows us to navigate unfamiliar areas, make unusual connections and achieve new goals in unexpected ways. I would like to share some ideas that have always helped me to think innovatively and that I believe can be of help in various professional situations.
About the Author
Valeria Miglioli is an award-winning designer specialising in children’s toys and gifts.Her passion for design spans over 20 years since she first discovered this exciting world when studying in Italy.Over the years, she has been responsible for process planning and management of all aspects of Product Development with pre-determined timelines and knowledge of all safety aspects. From concept to production, 2D and 3D illustrations and printing artworks as well as sourcing and liaising with manufacturers for product sampling, developments, quality control, and mass production.As a mother of two young children, she has a special insight into what children enjoy playing with and understanding of the way they engage in play and interact with each other and with adults.