Healthy homes initiative – Auckland. Co-design: making Auckland homes warmer and drier

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This document records the Auckland Wide Healthy Homes (AWHI) co-design journey for the period October 2015 to September 2016. It is not a plan of how to resolve issues but a record of the co-design process and the learnings from it.

The report takes the reader through the four stages of co-design:

1) Framing the context – scanning existing information

2) Exploring – developing a deeper understanding through the user's perspective

3) Imagining – brainstorming and developing ideas

4) Testing – prototyping in a safer to fail environment and refining ideas.

AWHI was the first Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) set up by the Ministry of Health to reduce household crowding and household transmission of strep throat bacteria. In 2015, the initiative was expanded to Northland, Waikato, Wellington, Lakes, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti DHB regions.

The purpose of the co-design was to ensure a human-centred design approach was used to develop practical solutions and advocate for long-term systems change towards preventing structural and functional crowding. This put the users, the families involved with AWHI, at the centre - what were their drivers, and what were their needs?

Report on Stage 1. October 2015-September 2016

See also Healthy Homes Initiatives – Auckland, October 2016 - February 2018


Last updated: 2018-11-22