On April 17th and May 1st, members of the co-design team hosted an interactive workshop for teams interested in and/or engaged in co-design community initiatives. Applying experience-based co-design, participants explored the design technique of using a person’s experience to create change. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, experience-based co-design uses emotionally significant experiences to identify current issues in service design and delivery and participants create collaborative solutions that are meaningful to the user.
Led by co-design team members Gillian Mulvale and Sandra Moll, groups were brought together to learn how to apply experience-based co-design to their own projects and services. Participating services included: Hamilton Newcomer Project, Mental Health Services in Niagara Region, a Francophone Experience and Service Integration team, and two projects from the McMaster Institute for Research and Aging: MIRA and Embolden. Using zoom technology, participants were able to work through the stages of a co-design session, from brainstorming issues to developing a collaborative prototype solution.
We thank all our participants and look forward to the next co-design workshop! Please refer to our “featured projects” for more detailed information on each of these exciting initiatives.