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Co-design. tools

Practical tools for radical collaboration

Building still in progress to help give it direction tell us where you are at with co-design today.

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Prepare and plan

Things to help you get you started: Informed consent, research planning, workshop design and things to consider when creating collaborative spaces.

Listen deeply

Tools and techniques to support conversations, talking and explaining: Diaries and probes, provocations, cards sorting approaches.

Make magic

Ways of making tangible things explain how things work today or co-create alternatives: Maps, collages, models,  mock-ups and lean prototypes.

Push practice

Facilitate fun and get a bit weird by acting out ideas: Role playing and improvisation, games, props and simulations to pressure test thinking.

Tools and tutorials to help you get into co-design

We cover the basics, how to create safe spaces, start deep conversations, map possibilities and develop ideas with other people. It’s for anyone who is curious and interested in stretching their thinking.

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Valuing Lived experience

Ways to recognise and make payments to our consumer and community partners
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Are you ready for co-design?

Co-design Tool | Plan
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Using co-design for improvement

A diagram that outlines parts of the co-design process, how it feels and flows
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Can you bake in co‑creation, not bolt it on?

Co-design Tool | Plan
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Giant Steps Co‑design : the power of collaboration

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Workshop mindsets

Co-design Tool | Listen

Design Activism and Design Justice

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Where did co‑design come from?

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The case for co‑design

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Co-design’s many names


What is co-design?

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Indigenous Australian self-determination is a human right and recognises the hard work of many generations of Aboriginal people who have fought for this right to be upheld. Always was and always will be aboriginal land.