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A brief introduction to co-design

Updated Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Co-design is becoming important in the face of complex social, political, environmental, educational and technological issues.

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Click here to view our short animations on co-design approaches  

This brief animation introduces the concept of co-design: what it is, why it is needed and what role professional designers can play in making it happen.


If you are interested to learn more about some of the methods and approaches used to enable co-design, see the article co-design approaches.

Acknowledgements: This OpenLearn page was produced through collaboration between The Open University and The Glass-House Community Led Design. 


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