JO SZCZEPANSKA (DENTAL HEALTH SERVICES VICTORIA)
'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.
Jo is a researcher, co-designer and maker. She specialises in co-creating futures and participatory research around complex issues. She is an expert in creating tools and spaces for collaboration and translating curiosity into products, services and scenarios. She's worked at frog, R&D at ABC and Today and is currently exploring the world of patient-led dentistry.