Talk given at UXNZ 2016, exploring key "edges" of practice we are exploring in co-design in Aotearoa. With thanks to all the community members and practitioner who shared their experiences in this talk.
Across Aotearoa (New Zealand), co-design is rapidly being adopted in public and community contexts to tackle complex national issues and policies such as youth employment; smoking cessation; community health and wellbeing; homelessness
and family violence.
Many of these are large-scale, complex social change innovations and experiments that bring together new groups of people, which means working together in new ways. The opportunity to scale co-design to help address systemic national social challenges is both awesome and terrifying. This talk highlights some of the key trends, changes, opportunities and challenges emerging in co-design for social innovation and social outcomes in Aotearoa.