PROUD: Call for Papers for Co-Design projects

Date: 28/07/2014

During the PROUD Proms "When co-design works" – 20 October Dutch Design Week 2014 - PROUD wants to offer the floor to people to proudly present their great co-design projects and processes showing tools, activities, collaborators, or other "Ingredients" that really made the co-design work. Let people know how co-design indeed brings more active participation and involvement, what designers need to facilitate co-design processes, how different methods work and can be improved or customised, how we can increase design thinking by all, for what themes co-design matters. Submission deadline is 15 September 2014.

PROUD sees co-design as a great approach to enable a wide range of people to have a creative contribution in the formulation and solution of societal and economical challenges. Co-design builds and deepens an equal collaboration between all kind of people affected by or attempting to resolve a particular challenge. Harnessing the knowledge, experience and creative potential of all co-design participants’ results in relevant, innovative, practical solutions that could never come from one single stakeholder.

PROUD is looking for contributions from practitioners of co-design either professional designers, public workers, academics, business representatives that demonstrate when co-design exceeded expectations in e.g. one or more of the following aspects:

  • The commissioning of project
  • The set-up of the project
  • The context of the project
  • The partners in the project
  • Timing of the project
  • Tools in the process
  • Participants in the process
  • The impact

You are asked to send a short story on your project highlighting what you and your team members are particularly proud of. This highlight is to be presented in a not standard way – no PowerPoint, but pictures, tools, stories, movies - on stage during the Night of PROUD Proms. Your contribution will also deliver the outline of the afternoon PROUD Proms – a Dutch Design Week visiting program that makes part of the interactive knowledge exchange.

You are invited to send the submission form with a description of the project and presentation of maximum A4 to before 5pm on Monday 15 September 2014.

Notifications will follow Monday 22 September 2014.
Please hold the date of 20 October 2014.

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