Co-Design: Fundamental Issues and Guidelines for Designers: Beyond the Castle Case Study

Title: Co-Design: Fundamental Issues and Guidelines for  Designers: Beyond the Castle Case Study   
Author:

Dr. Leon Cruickshank, Reader in Design, Gemma Coupe, PROUD Design Manger, Dee Hennessy,Co-Designer.

Affiliation: Lancaster University
DOI:  10.3384/svid.2000-964X.13248
First published: 2013-12
Year: 2013
Pages: 1-10
Number of pages: 10
Language: English
Publisher:

SVID, Swedish Industrial Design Foundation/Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköping University, Sweden

Publication type: Journal article
Journal: Swedish Design Research Journal
ISSN: 2000-964X
   

Abstract

In this paper we describe a high profile project to reimagine a large green space in the heart of the city of Lancaster in the UK. This co-design project involved professional designers, but also 2500 people with 700 of these making an active co-design contribution. This project forms the basis of a discussion of how we used a series of events to help participants reach their full creative co-design potential.

From this case study we go on to develop a framework of recommendations to help designers reflect on their normal practice and how they need to operate within a co-design project. These recommendations seek to maximise the benefits of this approach and produce good design outcomes. This framework has been evaluated in a series of international workshops in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Keyworlds:  Co-Design, Knowledge Exchange, Participatory design, Public Sector, Public Engagement  

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