Session type:

Case Study

Presented by:

Vinishree Solanki


Session time:

19 Sep 14:00 15:00

Session duration:

60 minutes

About the session

Co-designing with underrepresented user groups can be an unexpected and mutually rewarding experience, especially when working with people who are often overlooked or unheard due to their disability, age, gender, race, poverty, or situations.

Vinishree will share some outcomes, learnings, real-life stories, and examples of co-designing with communities or with people who are frequently excluded. She will present short case studies of projects involving children & young people, people of diverse ethnic cultures & backgrounds, people living on low income or in social care, those who are impacted by their present situations or those unjustly facing the effects of climate change.

Participant takeaways:

  • Creating an inclusive space for individual and collective expression.
  • The challenges of creative co-design tools and how to adapt them
  • How can the co-design journey be less extractive and a more rewarding experience not only for the designers but also for the people they have been working with?


Co-design, Service Design, Participatory Design, Inclusive, Communities

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