Participatory Design and Facilitation (Online)

A course based on design sprints to learn how to plan co-desgn workshops and facilitate design thinking sessions for mixed audiences. When developing a new product-service, initiating a new research project or engaging a community in decision making, a rich contribution of all the stakeholders is crucially valuable...

Taught by: Julia Goga-Cooke.

Description

A course based on design sprints to learn how to plan co-desgn workshops and facilitate design thinking sessions for mixed audiences. When developing a new product-service, initiating a new research project or engaging a community in decision making, a rich contribution of all the stakeholders is crucially valuable. This course is a guide to the complex mix of skills necessary to make participatory experiences enjoyable and productive.


Course level - Intermediate

Who is the course aimed at?
Design consultants, project managers, facilitators, civic servants, service designers, design researcher

What will I take away from the course?
The necessary elements to implement a co-design workshop, from its inception to its execution as well the necessary stages to document and synthesize outcomes. An open and adaptable process to generate highly empathic learning flows in participatory process.

What are the key topics the course will cover?

  • How individual and collective creativity works
  • How to activate a creative and collaborative mindset in workshop participants
  • How to set the space for workshops
  • What graphic facilitation is and how to use it
  • How to communicate, document and report a workshop

What will the students learn/ achieve?

  • You will learn how to independently plan all the aspects of a design thinking workshop
  • Acquire the necessary skills to facilitate a workshop
  • Coordinate a series of workshops that fit within a complex participatory design

This course will include:

  • Design thinking workshops
  • Design sprints
  • Project work

Course Outline

Week 1
Pros and cons of designing together. Different types of participatory design and facilitation

Week 2
Step to step guide on how to design a workshop and a participatory process

Week 3
Tools and methods for facilitation

Week 4
Graphic facilitation

Week 5
Documentation and reporting toolkit

Week 6
Project work, strategic planning

Week 7
Project work, workshops planning

Week 8
Project work, facilitation rehearse

Tutor information

Dr. Julia Goga-Cooke is an academic, journalist, innovation network architect and entrepreneur. She specialises in creating collaborative networks for innovation, and helping companies create capabilities to innovate.  Julia is based in London and is Chief Creative Director of Gconsultancy. Julia's approach to innovation combines Forecasting with Design Thinking and Storytelling for success. She publishes a weekly zine Inspire to Innovate , and blogs at Gnews. She has a Ph.D in linguistics and is alum of CSM, LBS, d.school, MIT COINS.

Materials

There is not specfic materials list for this course.

Recommended Reading

  • From the Front of the Room, Notes on Facilitation for Experienced Practitioners by Dan Newman
  • The Art of Facilitation: The Essentials for Leading Great Meetings and Creating Group Synergy by Dale Hunter

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
17/01/2017 - 07/03/2017Tuesday17:00 - 18:308 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket