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Thanks to a co-design approach, deeper results can be achieved in designing a solution, since a wide range of people from different fields/background participate to the design process, taking into consideration everyone’s experience.
In fact, this participatory attitude makes all care-receivers become central, allowing more aspects of the problem to be tackled and helping find better solutions for problems.

See below 8 steps we’ve identified to better understand the process behind the making of a careable.

Our method in 8 steps

1

Listen and observe

Co-design means creating a space where all opinions, competences and experiences count and are useful, it means to enact a process based on listening.

2

Teach and learn

We are all experts in something and reciprocal training is fundamental: doctors, designers and individuals with disabilities, experts in their condition, sharing knowledge and competences, intersecting them.

3

Speak the same language

Break down the wall of anglicisms and technical jargon, in favor of a common language that everyone can understand.

4

Share real needs

The goal is to solve a real need, no matter how small or big, what really matters is focusing on the reason. The “how” comes after.

5

Think and design together

Moments of sharing, exchange and collective design guide the group towards the final idea, stimulating everyone’s creativity when it comes to devising new and innovative solutions able to address real needs.

6

Materialize the idea

The production of a first prototype allows us, thanks to software, digital fabrication technologies and rapid prototyping, to touch, explore, and test the idea. And last but not least, customize it.

7

Prototype, prototype

The prototyping phase is a spiral process in which projects improve by increasing versions, and through continuous dialogue on how to perfect the object.

8

Replicate, scale, share

A well designed project on its own could be useful and replicated to also respond to others’ needs. Here is where the value of the open source philosophy comes into play: sharing the process and the final solution is a way to enrich the project and to amplify its social impact.

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