Deconstructing Play: Theory and Practice

Play is more than make believe. It is a transformational activity that facilitates every individual's cognitive, affective, and social development. This panel of theorists and practitioners addressed important issues and opposing stances regarding aspects of play and human development, especially as they relate to design of computational toys that high-technology content providers might never think about.

Bill Kolomyjec

Justine Cassell
MIT Media Lab

Yasmine B. Kafai
University of California, Los Angeles

Mary Williamson
University of California, Berkeley