Black Box

A black box or flight recorder is a small machine in a plane that records all the details of each flight. It has been developed to analyze and understand the incident in order to prevent future accidents from occuring. Like its namesake in aviation this black box wants to support a shift from mere mistake prevention to mistake management for children struggling with allowing themselves to make mistakes.

It is a set of tools connected to a story, which empathizes with children that feel ashamed about their mistakes. The six tools support an open dialogue between children around 7 to 11 and adults about mistakes. One of them for example is Miss Take. You can write or draw the event you want to speak about on Miss Take, in order to see it in a more objective way or use her for role-playing. Then there is the perspective changing mask, a time travel tool, a tool to discuss about the severity of a mistake and a tool to remind everybody about the importance of honest listening.

All of these tools give different inputs and suggest an open mindset for a dialogue – a dialogue that is not about judging someone.


Graphic Design
Child Culture Design
Tools for play