Seeing a gap in the market to meet the needs of experienced design practitioners, I created Workchops.
The inaugural Workchops event was an immersive retreat, culminating in a free public talk at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts on Wednesday the 22nd of March 2o17. During the 4 day event, designers, policy makers and social innovators expanded their co-design and design for public policy practices by working with two international design luminaries.
The facilitators for the first Workchops event are Liz Sanders and Andrea Siodmok.
Liz Sanders is a well-known visionary in co-design research, having introduced many of the tools, techniques and methods being used today to drive and/or inspire design from a human-centered perspective. Liz has practiced co-designing across all the design disciplines. Her current focus is on bringing participatory, human-centered design thinking and co-creation practices to the challenges we face for the future. She is co-author of the book Convivial Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front End of Design.
Andrea Siodmok is both a practitioner and design thinker with an international reputation for applying design for public good. Formerly Chief Design Officer at the Design Council, she is currently head of the UK Government’s Policy Lab and a Deputy Director at the Cabinet Office.
I created small team, and we collaboratively developed the concept, design, brand and delivery.
You can can visit the official Workchops website here.