In co-design, diverse stakeholders come together in order to collectively identify issues or problems of practice, and to design solutions.
Co-design is an iterative process made up of cycles in which people:
- Build relationships & theorize around shared issues
- Design and develop tools, practices, processes, and other solutions that push beyond the status quo
- Enact or pilot these solutions and collect data on what happens
- Analyze & reflect on what was learned, in order to revise theories and designs
Solidarity-driven co-design draws from design design-based research, as well as indigenous and decolonizing methodologies. By engaging with and across diversity, and attending to historically accumulated forms of power, co-design can illuminate new avenues for change-making and allow us to collectively imagine possible futures.
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