JO SZCZEPANSKA (AUS)
CO-DESIGN CONSULTANT, DENTAL HEALTH SERVICES VICTORIA
Jo is a designer, researcher and co-design advocate. She works with clients and communities to think big, act small and prototype fast. Jo has worked in Australia and abroad. She has received many awards in the sustainability and social impact space. Jo is an expert in translating generative research into great designs.
Jo has years of experience applying co-design to many sectors and topics. She holds a Masters of Social Design looking at healthcare experiences. She works on impact projects with resilient communities that are hard to reach. Her approaches aim to increase access for all involved. She lectures in Design thinking, human-centred design and service design.
MASTERCLASS: 'CO-DESIGN: LEARN THE PRACTICALITIES OF RADICAL COLLABORATION' (2019)
In this practical masterclass you’ll develop your knowledge and skills around co-design. Designed and taught by people with lived-experience, this is something experiential. Over two days you will develop and run your own co-design activities. You will also test your thinking and techniques in the real world.
TALK: 'CO-DESIGN OR FAUX DESIGN?' (2018)
Co-design: the Swiss army knife of design research. Championed for it's ability to accelerate social innovation while baking empathy, agency, and advocacy into it's methods. Come to Jo's talk (rant) and learn ways to facilitate radical collaboration from someone who's tried, failed, and kept trying. Consider this presentation a rapid fire co-design clinic that introduces you to the key concepts, helps you call out faux-design, and gives you some tools to get started or level up.