Potty training inspired by indigenous practices from around the world

The project took a transition design approach to addressing not only the environmental, but also health and societal issues related to the way children are potty trained. Particular attention was paid to parenting experiences, how babies learn and the dynamics of social practice. 

Service proposition, presentations, physical and digital prototypes, field testing, and preparatory research write ups

A partnership with ERIC - The Children’s Bladder & Bowel Charity was formed for the project. Co- supervised was provided by Professor Carol Joinson - developmental psychologist at Bristol Medical School. The project also received additional support from child care experts and the Wes Lunn Design Education Trust. 

Transition design | social practice | systems thinking | cognitive development | transdisciplinary | policy design



Systems approach