Multi-Lifespan Co-Design

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Method Overview

The Multi-Lifespan Co-Design is a method designed to help practitioners actualize the ideas envisioned from the multi-lifespan timeline activities.

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Getting Started

You will need:

Materials: Large paper, spec sheets, and colored pens

Participants: Work in group of 3 to 4 participants

Steps (Citation)

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

Further Reading

Multi-life span co-design


Yoo, D., Derthick, K., Ghassemian, S., Hakizimana, J., Gill, B., & Friedman, B. (2016, May). Multi-lifespan design thinking: two methods and a case study with the Rwandan diaspora. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI conference on human factors in computing systems (pp. 4423-4434)

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