The

Co-design
Symposium

A skillsharing symposium for the public purpose sector on
all things co-design, design thinking, human-centered design

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4th May 2017 
10am - 4pm
Conference Centre, State Library of Victoria
179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
$93

Our inspiration

How might we raise the profile of co-design in the public purpose sector?
"We believe it's up to our community of practitioners to strengthen the value and promise of co-design in a time of increasing appetite for greater community representation on the decisions that impact them. In partnering with Melbourne Knowledge Week, this is a wonderful, one-off, opportunity to bring together such a community."
Kylie Long
CEO, Peer Academy
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Peer-to-peer

This event will help you answer these questions
“I hear ’co-design’ everywhere. I want to know what is it and how it can benefit my work?”
“I need to do co-design in my job, but I don’t know where to start?”
"How do I become a co-design practitioner?"
"How can the idea of co-design help community organisation?"
“How do I apply co-design to give better community representation in decision-making?”
“How do I encourage my organisation to adopt co-design?”


Limited spots available.
The Symposium will be an intimate and interactive experience by design.
Grow your design skills in three hands-on skill-sharing sessions
Limited to fifteen participants per session
Each session will jump into activities to practice new skills
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Themes

Mindset
How might we shift from designing ‘for’ to designing ‘with’ end users?
Tools
What are our most useful co-design tools which we can immediately apply?
Methodology
How might I use the co-design method as an end-to-end creative problem solving process?
Culture
How might we facilitate shared responsibility of the process with end users through to executives?
Use cases
How are we integrating co-design to policy, programs, services, organisational design, etc?

Agenda

09:30 - 10:30am
Special registrations & opening
10:30 - 10:45pm
Keynote -
Christian Duell from Whitelight Education
“Demystifying the buzz around co-design”
10:45 - 12:00pm
Skillsharing Session 1
12:00 - 12:30 pm
Lunch
12:30 - 1:45pm
Skillsharing Session 2
1:45 - 2:00 pm
Keynote 2
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Skillsharing Session 3
3:30 - 4:00 pm
Reflections & Closing

Skillsharing sessions

Facilitator:
Hailey Cooperrider| Collabforge
Co-design for policy
Theme: Use cases
Facilitators:
Johan Codinha| Code for Australia
Mel Hardie | DELWP
Lightning fast functional prototyping (without a budget)
Theme: Tools
Facilitator:
Jessie Lees| Cohealth
Stretching consumer participation
Theme: Culture

Symposium partners

Powered by some of Melbourne's best Co-Design practitioners

This event is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, 1 – 7 May 2017, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne.

“The ‘design’ part of ‘co-design’ is more than a loosely defined term. It involves a rigorous process of experimentation using a proven set of tools and methods.”
Onur Ekinci
Peer Academy
"At the heart of it, co-design is about shifting from traditional models of decision making, to a process that enables genuine collaboration and empowerment of the people the design process was established to serve"
Jenna Davey-Burns
Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria