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


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


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


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

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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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Baking in co-creation, not bolting it on

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Giant Steps Co-design : the power of collaboration

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Workshop mindsets


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.

We acknowledge that Aboriginal 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.