chapter  6
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From Idea to Product – A Board Game for Preschoolers


Introduction Th e purpose of this chapter is to describe and critically analyze the process of designing and developing a low-cost board game for preschoolers. Th e description follows the steps of developing the board game Konkkaronkka from a prototype to the end product. 1 Plans of further development of the game are also discussed. Th e project was carried out as a Research and Development (R&D) activity at Laurea Hyvinkää, which is one of the seven units of Laurea University of Applied Sciences (polytechnic) in the Greater Helsinki Region of Finland. Our unit is specialized in training nurses, experts in social services and professionals in business administration.