Learnt lessons from co-creation projects to challenge your design ideas

Co-Creation Update July 2018 #4

The ERASMUS+ funded project Co-Create aims to raise awareness, highlight facts and disseminate current developments in co-creation and co-design.

Jun 25, Encounters: Chrysalis Design Tender

“We are looking for an exceptional individual/ team to lead on the Design & Build of Chrysalis an environmentally responsible MOBlLE arts, community & learning space #ecologicaldesign #codesign See brief

Jun 25, Sharyn Rundle-Thiele: CO-DESIGN – 6 steps to discovering new ideas and improving service design

“Learn how you can apply #codesign in 6 steps. Our #free #guide is available online at https://www.griffith.edu.au/griffith-business-school/social-marketing-griffith/co-design”.</>

Jun 27, The Change Foundation: Lessons from CHANGING CARE

“In just 1 year #ChangingCARE has engaged with 450 #caregivers and 600 providers across 4 projects in #OnHealth. We’ve created a report to help guide others in their engagement and #codesign efforts. Learn more: https://www.changefoundation.ca/lessons-changing-care/”.

Jul 3, Archiclasse: Le projet school box – Un projet école-entreprise dans un lycée 100% numérique, by Hugues Philippart, Stéphane Guerault, DANE de Versailles

“(…) Un des objectifs de l’année 2017-2018 était que le lycée soit associé à la conception et à la fabrication d’un prototype de cabine pouvant répondre à l’utilisation que pourraient en avoir les professeurs et les élèves d’un lycée.(…) Afin de rechercher les fonctions d’usages numériques mais aussi les fonctions d’accueil et d’identité concernant ce prototype, l’équipe éducative a décidé d’organiser une journée de réflexion collective, un “hackathon”, le vendredi 29 septembre ». Read more at: https://archiclasse.education.fr/un-projet-ecole-entreprise-dans-un-lycee-100-numerique

Jul 3, Dutch Design Week: Extended deadline for registration for the Dutch Design Week

“Do you want to participate in #DDW18 but missed the deadline for registration? Don’t worry! We postponed the deadline to 31 July! Check http://ddw.nl  for more info and registration”.

Jul 6, Innovate UK: 40% of UK businesses are missing out on the opportunity to become more productive through design

“The Design Council have just published their Design Economy 2018 report. It provides a snapshot of the contribution of design to the UK economy. (…) Around 40% of UK companies are missing out on the opportunity to make their business more productive through using design. Across the country some regions are disproportionately affected by this disconnect”. Read more at: https://ktn-uk.co.uk/news/40-of-uk-businesses-are-missing-out-on-the-opportunity-to-become-more-productive-through-design

Jul 9, Pivot Design Group: Co-Design for Health: From Inclusion to Equity, by Joseph Donia, Pam Sethi, and Ian Chalmers

“We live in a world that is more connected than ever. As the interdependent nature of today’s problems become recognized, public and private sector organizations are increasingly turning to co-design for structured collaboration. Intergovernmental units like Denmark’s MindLab and the UK’s Policy Lab have been set up to involve stakeholders in decision-making, from early problem-definition, through to prototyping, testing, and measurement. Still, for many co-design remains a puzzle. What exactly is co-design, what does ‘involvement’ really entail, and which projects are best-suited to co-design?”. Read more at: http://pivot.design/2018/05/09/co-design/”.

Jul 10, IDEO: To Make Sense of Messy Research, Get Visual, by Nadia Surtees

“We’ve brought back thousands of photos and videos and hundreds of Post-its. As we stare at the sea of notes, I feel stuck and a little panicked. Are there answers in this data soup? This messy moment in the design process is called ‘synthesis’, when designers start to distill all our research into tangible possibilities. Synthesis can feel ambiguous, stiff, and chaotic all at once; the secret is to keep moving forward any way you can”. Read more at: https://www.ideo.com/blog/to-make-sense-of-messy-research-get-visual

Jul 12, The Dirt: Co-Designing with Kids, by Jared Green

“Three case studies from an upcoming book on co-designing with children were presented at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) in Oklahoma City. An environmental designer, landscape architect, and landscape educator explained how kids — if properly motivated and trained — can lead planning and design processes. Working within a framework and with a motivated youth coordinator, kids of all ages can identify and solve design challenges”. Read more at: https://dirt.asla.org/2018/07/12/co-designing-with-kids/?platform=hootsuite

Jul 18, Trilateral Research: Collaborative innovation: the advantages of co-design in creating sustainable technological solutions, by Katrina Petersen

“How can new ideas find their way into and transform the society we live in? This is often the starting question for innovation. Traditionally, the answer would be based on a problem-solving approach: users define a problem and technology designers develop a solution. However, this methodology has not always proven to lead to successful uptake of the solutions, partly because developers and users have very different perspectives”. Read more at: http://trilateralresearch.co.uk/collaborative-innovation-the-advantages-of-co-design-in-creating-sustainable-technological-solutions/

Jul 18, Innovate UK: What does it mean to have your design challenged?

“(…) This article is part of a series of articles looks at five stand-out insights of the day, which illuminate both the perceived challenges of going through a human-centred strategic design process and the lucrative results it can produce. In part three of this series we asked, what does it mean to have your ideas challenged?”. Read more at: https://ktn-uk.co.uk/news/what-does-it-mean-to-have-your-ideas-challenged .

Jul 12, Sustrans Scotland: Pupils co-designed cycle shelter

“@TorrancePrimary in @EDCouncil involved pupils in the #codesign of their new bike shelter, with funding from our Cycle and Scooter Parking Grant Fund. Read about their journey in our case study: