What is Co-Design?
How can I get help with co-design?
For a co-design session, it is important to think about what the area of focus will be. There can be several areas for which students can input, but it is better to focus on one area for the best results. Think about the most problematic area or the one which could offer the most improvements and concentrate on that.
Below are a few examples of areas of focus. This list is non-exhaustive and you can come up with your own ideas or put your own slant on these.
The Co-design Process
What does the process of co-design look like from start to finish?
The process can be split into 3 main stages (organising, hosting and reporting) with the academic and facilitator having key roles to carry out at each stage.
Want help to facilitate your own session?
The purpose of a co-design session is to discover unique perspectives through collaboration and to include student’s opinions in key decisions in relation to their education.
A co-design session will be an informal and friendly place where students can share their experiences and feedback. If you have requested assistance from the VLE Team, we can help prepare and lead the co-design session for you so that you can focus on probing questions and rich discussions with students throughout the session.
Staff: At least one member of academic staff, usually the Module Coordinator, or members of a Programme team.
Students: We recommend between 5-10 students. Make this group of students as diverse as possible.
Facilitator(s): VLE Team are available to work closely with you to coordinate and facilitate a co-design session with your students.
All co-design sessions will be held online on Microsoft Teams. Students will use an online whiteboard, such as Miro, to record their responses and feedback.
This is up to you! When organising a time for a co-design session, take into consideration the availability of staff and students and consider current academic workloads and priorities.
If you would the VLE team to facilitate a session with you, a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice is recommended so that we can help you organise everything needed for the session.
Here are our upcoming training sessions for AY22/23 Semester 2:
- Co-Design – The what, the why and the how! on 23rd February
- Co-Design – The what, the why and the how! on 30th March
- Further Reading – Below are some articles and examples to consider
- Jisc – The co-design playbook
- Optimal Workshop – How to run a remote-friendly co-design workshop
- Beyond Stick Notes – What is co-design?
- Helpful Resource – You can use the following reporting template to write up findings if you decide to run your own co-design session.