These two short animations introduce two methods we use to support co-design, which were developed through research collaborations with our strategic partner the Design Group at The Open University. 

These methods can be used by any individual or organisation that wishes to enable co-design activities. 

Developing a shared design purpose

This short animation introduces a structured way to facilitate the creation of a shared purpose among participants in a co-design project

Connecting challenges, assets and opportunities

This short animation introduces a technique for generating ideas for design by unearthing and combining individual and collective challenges and assets to create opportunities.

Visit our Resources page to find more 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.