The Co-Create Handbook for Creative Professionals is now online!

This document is a handbook for training yourself and others in collaborative design. In particular, it presents a methodology for developing train-the-trainer workshops on co-design. It can be used for accompanying co-design courses while it also features examples and practical information. This handbook has been created for both students and organizations interested in implementing co-design [...]

What is Co-Design?

Co-Design basics at one click! There is much in Co-Design for creative professionals. But, what are we talking about when we talk about Co-Creation or Co-Design? Co-Design is a process involving end-users, customers and other relevant stakeholders in the design process to ensure the outcome meets their needs. It is based on four steps: engage, [...]

Patricia Stark: “Co-design is not always easy, but in the end you achieve much more involvement and commitment towards the outcome”

Patricia is an expert on innovation, co-creation and creativity. She works together with industrial enterprises to unleash their creative potential in order to explore challenges and opportunities for the future. Patricia led a workshop on “How might we enable users to design the future together with us?” at the #CoCreateEU event held in Bilbao last November. [...]

Maarten Pieters: “Existing forms of co-creation will merge with AI techniques and will strengthen each other”

Co-design describes an approach to design that attempts to actively involve all stakeholders (e.g. employees, partners, customers, citizens, end users) in the design process to thus ensure the result meets their needs and is ultimately usable. This brings about a great range of benefits for their product or service such as a better fit to the [...]

Dutch Design Week, DRIVE Fest and another thrilling #design events coming soon!

Co-Creation Update September 2018 #5 The ERASMUS+ funded project Co-Create aims to raise awareness, highlight facts and disseminate current developments in co-creation and co-design. Aug 30, Trilateral Research: Collaborative innovation: the advantages of co-design in creating sustainable technological solutions “How can new #technology move from cool invention to true #innovation with #sustainable uptake? @katrinkja@Trilateral_UK reflects on the #codesign approach and its ability to address #userneeds and #societal values. Read her [...]

“No matter how many times you do it, teamwork is always a singular experience” #TrainTheTrainers

Video-Interview with Petra Černe Oven, Academy of Fine Arts and Design Department, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) Petra Černe Oven: “The first thing is that I’m now in the mood that we should continue, we just started! The second thing is that I already see scenarios where I’m going to apply each of the things we’ve [...]

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 [...]