Exploring co-design in the voluntary sector

LAM, Busayawan, DEARDEN, Andy, WILLIAM-POWLETT, Katherine and BRODIE, Ellie (2012). Exploring co-design in the voluntary sector. In: VSSN / NCVO Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, 10/09/2012 - 11/09/2012. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Co-design is an approach to design that emphasises the creative contribution that can be made by potential users, clients and other stakeholders in developing products, systems or services. Co-design is widely used in the commercial sector to accelerate user acceptance and reduce product/service failure. Co-design is also becoming widespread in the public sector as a way of engaging citizens in design exploration. However, little is known about the capability of voluntary sector organisations, particularly small and medium sized organisations to undertake co-design activities; and resources that describe how to implement co-design tend to be oriented towards the needs and the context of larger commercial organisations. This paper presents findings from an ongoing investigation into co-design capability in small-and-medium-sized third sector organisations in the UK. The investigation combines an on-line survey, in-depth case studies and interviews.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Ethical Organisations
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Depositing User: Andrew Dearden
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 12:19
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 00:23
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7811

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