The document addresses one of the main themes of the present day, i.e., the problem of forced migration—commonly referred to as seeking refuge. The target user of this study is exiled children who, in most cases, arrive at their destination alone and with few or no primary survival conditions. UNHCR (2015) points out that more than 65 million people worldwide have had to leave their home countries for war, climate change and/or political or religious persecution. Within this number, 1 in 200 children worldwide are refugees, representing 52% of the total refugee population (UNICEF 2016). In this scenario, in addition to being victims of school dropouts due to migration, many children end up developing trauma, anxiety, and suicide attacks, resulting in less favourable conditions, sometimes living in shelters. The methodologies developed by Ellen MacArthur Foundation and IDEO—respectively, Design Thinking and Human-Centred Design—aimed to understand how design can positively influence the cultural adaptation of these children. For the best development of this research, the subject was studied through official data from the leading organizations operating within this panorama and the analysis of some projects that promote social inclusion. Finally, in response to the proposed issue, we defend the relevance of a playful, educational, sustainable and focused on circular economy design. Through it, the user could learn by playing the language and the customs of the new country. Besides, it could prevent the exposure of the users to dangerous situations—which they are vulnerable.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-86596-2_34
ISSN: 2661-8184