Welcome to our site that is about exploring and celebrating an equity-based approach to co-creation, co-design and co-production. Our goal is to foster networking, to build capacity and training opportunities related to Equity-Based Co-Creation, to systematically evaluate approaches and to inspire innovation.
What is Co-Design?
Over the last decade, codesign has emerged as a ubiquitous research and service/systems development approach ranging from technology development to health and social system change.
Codesign, at a basic level, refers to application of user-centric research and service/systems development approaches in order to solve a particular problem or challenge. However, codesign has also been described as a dynamic, creative approach to research that embraces partnership with community, and focuses on systems change and improving human experience
What We Do
The visualization of our theory of change represents people at the centre of all our work, and the importance of relationships in the process. The intersecting ovals represent our core strategies designed to work towards our vision of system change:
a) to engage a range of key stakeholder partners from service users to policy makers
b) to educate and build capacity for people to engage in inclusive co-design
c) to promote innovation that moves beyond the status quo
d) to evaluate the implementation and impact of inclusive co-design.
The arrows represent the dynamic evolving nature of this work and the intersections between the strategies. The three overlapping images depict our proposed growth over time in terms of our sphere of influence, expanding our reach from local to global across a range of diverse stakeholder communities.