Multi-Lifespan Co-Design

Method Overview

Co-design activities and processes that emphasize long(er) term anticipatory futures with implications for multiple and future generations.

Example of a completed co-design activity sheet referenced in the publicly available academic paper.

Getting Started

Materials: Multi Lifespan Timeline (prerequisite method), Large paper/White Board, Spec sheets, and Colored Pens

Participants: Team (3-4 participants)

Steps: (from a publicly available academic paper)

  1. Generate stories and sketches based on the ideas from your previously created multi-lifespan timeline
  2. Imagine a user group, purpose, and use case
  3. Create design prototypes
  4. Share with the larger group for discussions

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