1) Participatory Service Design with Underserved Communities
Participatory service design is steered with a moral commitment to engage with various communities at the margins to collaborate for a shared purpose. This purpose can be in co-creating and co-designing more inclusive, equal and sustainable societies and services. Participatory approach involves the stakeholders (e.g. employees, partners, customers, citizens, end-users) in the design process to ensure that the results meet their needs and expectations. The approach also builds on the concepts such as empowerment, dialogue, decolonisation and democratisation to identify new solutions for inclusion and to advance social transformation.
The Co-stars group focuses mainly on the following themes
- Social design and Healthcare
- Communities & Empowerment at the Margins
- Arctic Design
- Societal Challenges and the Arts