PROUD: Call for Papers for Co-Design projects

Date: 28/07/2014

During the PROUD Proms "When co-design works" – 20 October Dutch Design Week 2014 - PROUD wants to offer the floor to people to proudly present their great co-design projects and processes showing tools, activities, collaborators, or other "Ingredients" that really made the co-design work. Let people know how co-design indeed brings more active participation and involvement, what designers need to facilitate co-design processes, how different methods work and can be improved or customised, how we can increase design thinking by all, for what themes co-design matters. Submission deadline is 15 September 2014.

PROUD sees co-design as a great approach to enable a wide range of people to have a creative contribution in the formulation and solution of societal and economical challenges. Co-design builds and deepens an equal collaboration between all kind of people affected by or attempting to resolve a particular challenge. Harnessing the knowledge, experience and creative potential of all co-design participants’ results in relevant, innovative, practical solutions that could never come from one single stakeholder.

PROUD is looking for contributions from practitioners of co-design either professional designers, public workers, academics, business representatives that demonstrate when co-design exceeded expectations in e.g. one or more of the following aspects:

  • The commissioning of project
  • The set-up of the project
  • The context of the project
  • The partners in the project
  • Timing of the project
  • Tools in the process
  • Participants in the process
  • The impact

You are asked to send a short story on your project highlighting what you and your team members are particularly proud of. This highlight is to be presented in a not standard way – no PowerPoint, but pictures, tools, stories, movies - on stage during the Night of PROUD Proms. Your contribution will also deliver the outline of the afternoon PROUD Proms – a Dutch Design Week visiting program that makes part of the interactive knowledge exchange.

You are invited to send the submission form with a description of the project and presentation of maximum A4 to mail@proudeurope.eu before 5pm on Monday 15 September 2014.

Notifications will follow Monday 22 September 2014.
Please hold the date of 20 October 2014.

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