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Co-design in Aotearoa New Zealand: a snapshot of the literature

Simon Mark, Penny Hagen, The Southern Initiative, Toi Āria, College of Creative Arts Toi Rauwhārangi, Massey University
The Southern Initiative, Auckland Co-design Lab | Auckland Council
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From the introduction:

Co-design refers to a philosophical approach and evolving set of methodologies for involving people in the design of the services, strategies, environments, policies, processes, – that impact them.

This review gathers together readily available local scholarship and literature about co-design in Aotearoa New Zealand up to September 2019. This document is aimed at the practitioners as much as academics and is more a snapshot than a formal academic literature review. Its aim is to:

  • create a resource to support groups and individuals working in, or commissioning, co-design
  • make visible for those practising or commissioning co-design in Aotearoa New Zealand the current landscape of formal scholarship and research in this space
  • provide a benchmark of current research applying to, or about, co-design, highlighting areas for future scholarship and collaboration. As more literature is identified it can be added to this initial review.


June 2020

See also

The Auckland Co-design Lab

The Southern Initiative