In this highly collaborative process, you are as much a part of the project as we are. We are here to support you as we tackle challenges together — you, your mission, and the people you serve are the focus of the work we do.
With you as our guide, we work with you to identify the opportunities and challenges that your organization faces and prioritize which ones to address.
Together, as your collaborator and partner, we build programs and services that meet the needs of the people at the heart of your work. You and your team will be actively involved in the project’s creation and have ownership over the outcome as we work together to build initiatives authentic to your mission.
Through a combination of remote sessions and in-person workshops, we will work with you to:
Examine the needs and desires of the people in and around the issue/topic, and uncover insights about their lives.
Explore new perspectives based on earlier insights, and identify one or two core challenges to tackle.
Explore all possible and (seemingly!) impossible way to address the challenge, and then further develop and refine this exploration.
Take the best ideas and bring them to life, building prototypes for products, programs, or services.
Gather feedback from stakeholders to see what can be improved. By sharing prototypes with the community, we can gain direct insight into the desirability, feasibility, and viability of the solutions.
Successful prototypes now become solutions, as these products, programs, or services move from testing into implementation. Most importantly, this process will build the capacity of your team to continue the initiative beyond our work together.
The perspectives you gain and the strategies you learn from the Co-Create stage will become a foundation for future problem solving and innovation within your organization.