Co-design is becoming increasingly relevant and popular in today’s placemaking landscape and as a means of tackling complex social, political, environmental, educational and technological issues.

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.

It was developed in partnership with our strategic partner, the Design Group at The Open University.  

Resources page to find practical resources to help you adopt co-design approaches and methods, as well as a number of films and publications capturing stories of others using them.