Co-design principles

Some good perspectives on running design workshops from Adaptive Path.

I especially liked the reminder to set the context:

Knowing what’s going on is the gateway to empowered participation. To this end, there is nothing wrong with stating what you might assume is obvious to the people present.

And her closing bit:

When I think of a workshop, I imagine each person walking into the room with a carefully wrapped puzzle piece. Over the course of the workshop we unwrap the pieces, collect them, sort them and assemble a very big picture. It’s not quite what any one person expected to see, but when we look upon it we have both a sense of satisfaction, and a yearning and curiosity for the good things to come.