The meSch project has published a new resource in the form of a website and booklet dedicated to co-design. The website can be found here: http://codesign.website/.
Here you will find methods, templates, experiences and examples of co-design workshops, as well as a freely downloadable book detailing examples of co-design from meSch, and including “how-to” templates to help you run co-design events at your institution.
One of the pillars that meSch is built on is co-design. It means that all our prototypes and exhibitions were developed through cooperation between designers, cultural heritage professionals, technical personnel and future users. Co-design, for us, means bringing together a broad range of different stakeholders and expertise to join forces in creating new interactive experiences for museum visitors that bridge the span between the physical and digital realm.
Why should you involve others or create multidisciplinary teams when planning for new exhibitions and the interactive exhibits involved? Simple: because all the different expertise and points of view complement each other and guarantee the best possible outcome for all parties involved, especially for your visitors.
Experiences, guidelines and templates
meSch has put together a resource based on our own experiences with running co-design workshops. The resource will help you to envision and run your own co-design workshops and get the best possible results. You will find templates for co-design workshops and methods, accompanied by examples of how they were implemented in our practice.
Links to resources
The co-design website contains detailed descriptions of the co-design methods as used throughout the meSch project and the accompanying glossary contains definitions associated with each of the methods. Each method includes a downloadable sheet, containing information as to how one could replicate the method.
The website http://codesign.website/ was designed to complement the meSch co-design booklet that is available for download here: http://codesign.website/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/meSch_CoDesign_Booklet.pdf.