Design Thinking: Co-creation Workshop

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The Co-creation workshop is an amazing Design Thinking moment. This meeting is organizedas a series of group activities in order to stimulate creativity and collaboration, fostering the creation of innovative solutions.

Those whohave already taken part ina Workshop know its power.Itwas createdso that individuals with different backgrounds can use their capabilities to solve business problemsin a dialogic and effective way. Here, we will show how the organization and flow of this event works.

Whom to invite?

Usually, invites are sent to those who may have direct or indirect involvement with the solutions being developed, that is, the end user, the employees of the company requesting the project and the team acting as a facilitator for the exercise.

When to organize it?

When there is a large amount of data that can be better developed by an extended team or when you need to add knowledgefrom the different specialists involved in a project.

It is very useful when there is a deadlock, whenyou need new insights on the ideas. It can also be used in the validation of ideas by a team that is not necessarily involved in the project’s daily life, but can significantly contributeto its progress.

Or, of course, in any challenging situation in which a creative work session would be constructive, where participants are invited to interact in the generation of ideas collaboratively.

About the progress

First, an icebreaking activity is carried out.

The sessions often start with a simple and easy task, which is not necessarily related to the project. Its goal is to help overcome the laziness and the shyness among participants who often are meeting for the first time.

The goal is to develop short dynamicactivities in small groups, so that those present cantap into their creativity and proactivity alongside other colleagues.

These activities can be interspersed with presentations oftheideas generated and breaks for refreshments. As each project has an intrinsic nature and requirements, the organizers have the responsibility to think about stimulating activities that help and foster collaborative work.

To complement this information, check out our video:

The written material in this post is part of our  Design Thinking Book, which contains several cases that exemplify how we apply DT Workshops in our projects.

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