Participants from community organisations, local and central government gathered in Manukau for a three day co-design experience hosted by the Auckland Co-design Lab (the Lab) and The Southern Initiative (TSI). The aim was to provide a taster experience of a co-design process and practice in a collaborative environment that would inspire participants to explore and apply co-design principles to their own work.
Two days, Action learning: An immersive, intensive and practical introduction to co-design working in teams and exploring a live challenge.
Practical application: Hearing how co-design principles have been applied to various projects from policy to community and whānau led activity.
Building a better community – design exercise, Introduction to whānau centric co-design, Exploring the design challenge, Empathy interviews, Interview unpack and synthesis, and Insight mining.
Generating ideas, Clustering, theming and prioritising ideas, Building prototypes, Three rounds of testing and iteration, Team storytelling and sharing prototypes.
After two days exploring co-design practice, day three provided an opportunity to learn from a range of projects that have applied co- design principles and approaches.
Tara co-coordinated the process and logistics of this three day lab with another lead Coordinator. It was hugely successful and ran twice.
Timeframe: June + November 2017
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