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Tuesday, June 26 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop: Participatory Design: Co-creating with Patients and Stakeholders

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As organizations embrace design-led innovation, they can struggle to reap the full value of human-centered design. A design team’s interactions with customers may often be limited to only the early research and late evaluation phases of the design process, while the work in between – when ideas are being generated – is left to the internal team alone. When this is the case, we miss the opportunity to discover some of the most valuable and customer-centered solutions.Cue participatory design.Participatory design is an approach to design strategy that brings customers into the heart of the design process. Also known as “co-creation”, “co-design”, or “cooperative design”. It emcompasses techniques useful to both initial discovery and subsequent ideation phases of a project, where the end-users of a product, service, or experience take an active role in co-designing solutions for themselves.Understanding how someone would solve a challenge they face directly often surfaces new insights about their experiences. This new information better informs how designers focus their efforts, and the ideas users propose serve as actionable inspiration for the solutions created. Whether designing for consumers, employees, service providers, or other audiences, when we move past the challenge of designing for them and begin designing with them, we find the outcomes are more innovative and customer-centered.In this workshop, we'll answer:
• What is Participatory Design? Why should you or your organization be thinking about it?
• How can you use participatory design or co-design methods in your practice?
• How do you choose what method to use, and when?
• What does it look like?
• How do you apply the outputs of these methods to gain value?

4 Hours

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Priyama Barua

Senior Experience Strategist, Mad*Pow
Priyama came to Mad*Pow after obtaining her masters in Design Management from the University of Bridgeport, and her undergrad in Mumbai, India. As if that’s not enough, she even founded her own company, Matchstix, in India which provided research and strategy work to clients.Priyama... Read More →

Tuesday June 26, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 2

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