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This short course reveals the key components of designing and facilitating an effective workshop to engage stakeholders in a participatory, or co-design process.
You’ll explore research that identifies the different levels of co-design, shows how workshop tools generate new patterns of thinking and discusses the role of a group facilitator in enabling the emergence of new ideas.
The course content includes workshop design examples drawn from over a decade of experience in participatory design by the Design Innovation Research Centre at UTS. You’ll be encouraged to design your own workshop using a series of creative tools and templates provided during the course.
This short course is delivered online through self-directed learning over ten hours. Course content includes reading materials, videos, case studies, templates and online discussion boards.
The following topics will be covered during the course:
- Utilising different senses and modes of engagement
- Curating participant experience through divergent and convergent thinking stages
- Tools to support planning.
- Communication and listening style
- Working with group tensions
- Providing context and rationales.
By the end of the course, you will understand:
This course is suitable for professionals and students seeking more effective ways to engage people in participatory processes to drive innovation and change. It will benefit those in the fields of:
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