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Co-creating change
Outi Kuittinen, Head of Co-Creation, Demos Helsinki
19 Oct 2016, Studio “From Big Science to Citizen Sc...
What is co-creation
for you?
My perspective
Y Lab – 130 experience and subject
experts concepting new urban,
high-quality & low-cost housing, and
a new...
Co-creation is an approach of inviting
relevant stakeholders to collectively
address issues, solve problems and exploit
op...
DESIGN AND LEAD CO-CREATION
DEFINE WHAT YOU
ACTUALLY ARE CO-CREATING
BUILD AN ITERATIVE PROCESS
WITH INTERMEDIATE OUTCOMES...
KNOW YOUR GOAL
AND SKETCH
A STRATEGY FOR
CHANGE
Your goal:
Policy change?
Perception change?
Behaviour change?
Co-creation is often
about change.
(Or should be used
only if.)
Many elements that are going to create
something new, some changes,
also friction, uncomfort:
Co-creation is an approach o...
A change process
Co-creation as
A method or
project phase
An organisational
culture
? !
? !
SOCIAL
SCIENCES
Framing assumptions
about change and
how it happens
DESIGN
Understanding
value and testing
assumptions
BUS...
GOALS
Services, products or models,
which answer to real needs and
are intuitive and excellent to use
STRENGTHS
Experience...
DEFINE WHAT YOU
ACTUALLY ARE
CO-CREATING
1
3
Your goal:
Policy change
Perception change
Behaviour change
What do you need for
achieving it?
new service or product concepts
new functions or operations
new business models
scenarios
new strategies and policies
new ...
new service or product concepts
new functions or operations
new business models
scenarios
new strategies and policies
new ...
new service or product concepts
new functions or operations
new business models
scenarios
new strategies and policies
new ...
EXAMPLE CASE:
PELOTON
Behaviour change through
creating new consumer
services that enable
sustainable lifestyles
A service design camp to concept
sustainable services
A temporary community was born
Peloton Club – A community & ecosystem
pelotonclub.me
Co-creation
events
Final
service
concept
Co-creation process
Co-creation process
Final
service
concept
Co-creation
events
Skills
Partnerships
Networks
We might not design the process to
create the “bi-products” we need for
implementing the concepts and
sustaining change.
O...
>> At the start, sketch what you want to
see start developing already during the
process in order to help implement the
co...
Checklist
❏ What are your goals you want to advance through a co-creation process?
❏ What is it that you actually want / n...
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A lecture by Outi Kuittinen for The New School’s Transdisciplinary Design MA program on how to use co-creation as a strategic tool for change.
Email: outi.kuittinen(a)demoshelsinki.fi Twitter: @outikookoo

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Co creating Change

  1. 1. Co-creating change Outi Kuittinen, Head of Co-Creation, Demos Helsinki 19 Oct 2016, Studio “From Big Science to Citizen Science and Beyond”, Transdisciplinary Design, The New School www.demoshelsinki.fi @outikookoo
  2. 2. What is co-creation for you?
  3. 3. My perspective Y Lab – 130 experience and subject experts concepting new urban, high-quality & low-cost housing, and a new role for a housing foundation Helsinki Challenge – 100 researchers and partners creating science-based solutions to the challenges of the society, and a new culture of interaction at the university Smart Retro – 12 cities, corporations and universities, 15 startups and 700 users developing sustainable urban services, and a new model for urban development
  4. 4. Co-creation is an approach of inviting relevant stakeholders to collectively address issues, solve problems and exploit opportunities by combining their insights, skills and resources. Its aim is to create outcomes, which are not known in advance, which the stakeholders could not create on their own, find mutually valuable and feel ownership for.
  5. 5. DESIGN AND LEAD CO-CREATION DEFINE WHAT YOU ACTUALLY ARE CO-CREATING BUILD AN ITERATIVE PROCESS WITH INTERMEDIATE OUTCOMES FIND & MOTIVATE YOUR OBVIOUS AND NOT-SO-OBVIOUS CO-CREATORS KNOW YOUR GOAL AND SKETCH A STRATEGY FOR CHANGE
  6. 6. KNOW YOUR GOAL AND SKETCH A STRATEGY FOR CHANGE
  7. 7. Your goal: Policy change? Perception change? Behaviour change?
  8. 8. Co-creation is often about change. (Or should be used only if.)
  9. 9. Many elements that are going to create something new, some changes, also friction, uncomfort: Co-creation is an approach of inviting relevant stakeholders to collectively address issues, solve problems and exploit opportunities by combining insights, skills and resources. Its aim is to create outcomes, which are not known in advance and which the stakeholders could not create on their own, find mutually valuable and feel ownership for.
  10. 10. A change process Co-creation as A method or project phase An organisational culture ? ! ? !
  11. 11. SOCIAL SCIENCES Framing assumptions about change and how it happens DESIGN Understanding value and testing assumptions BUSINESS & MANA- GEMENT Framing assumptions about value and org. behaviour FIELDS OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE INFLUENCING CO-CREATION They bring in different background ideas or ideologies, goals and strengths Centre graph on the roles of dfferent disciplines in co-creation insipired by Humanomics, http://www.humanomics.co/2014/05/30/the-blind-men-and-the-elephant/
  12. 12. GOALS Services, products or models, which answer to real needs and are intuitive and excellent to use STRENGTHS Experience perspective Empathy Process, methods TRADITIONS, e.g. Participatory design User-led design Service design Design thinking Design for participation GOALS Legitimate, democratically achieved systems fostering equity Emancipation STRENGTHS Theories of change Analysis of power Capacity-building TRADITIONS, e.g. Participatory democracy Stakeholder engagement Community engagement Social Innovation Public Innovation GOALS Innovative services, products and strategies, making better business and differentiating in the market Successful organisations STRENGTHS Value evaluation “Business” model TRADITIONS, e.g. Open innovation Organisational change management FIELDS OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE INFLUENCING CO-CREATION SOCIAL SCIENCES Framing assumptions about change and how it happens BUSINESS & MANA- GEMENT DESIGN Understanding value and testing assumptions Framing assumptions about value and org. behaviour
  13. 13. DEFINE WHAT YOU ACTUALLY ARE CO-CREATING 1 3
  14. 14. Your goal: Policy change Perception change Behaviour change What do you need for achieving it?
  15. 15. new service or product concepts new functions or operations new business models scenarios new strategies and policies new initiatives Which ones do you need to reach your goal?
  16. 16. new service or product concepts new functions or operations new business models scenarios new strategies and policies new initiatives new processes new roles or positions new relationships new partnerships new networks a new community an ecosystem new skills and capabilities new perception of one’s role trust in the leading organization legitimacy for new initiatives and changes a new problem definition insights common understanding and sensemaking shared vision or goals shared experiences inspiration, motivation ownership of an issue empowerment, advocacy Which ones do you need to reach your goal?
  17. 17. new service or product concepts new functions or operations new business models scenarios new strategies and policies new initiatives a new problem definition insights common understanding and sensemaking shared vision or goals shared experiences inspiration, motivation ownership of an issue empowerment, advocacy new processes new roles or positions new relationships new partnerships new networks a new community an ecosystem new skills and capabilities new perception of one’s role trust in the leading organization legitimacy for new initiatives and changes Possible Outcomes of Co-creation
  18. 18. EXAMPLE CASE: PELOTON Behaviour change through creating new consumer services that enable sustainable lifestyles
  19. 19. A service design camp to concept sustainable services
  20. 20. A temporary community was born
  21. 21. Peloton Club – A community & ecosystem pelotonclub.me
  22. 22. Co-creation events Final service concept Co-creation process
  23. 23. Co-creation process Final service concept Co-creation events Skills Partnerships Networks
  24. 24. We might not design the process to create the “bi-products” we need for implementing the concepts and sustaining change. Or we are so concentrated in getting what we want that we are not prepared to notice, support or include the more we wanted. apply 24
  25. 25. >> At the start, sketch what you want to see start developing already during the process in order to help implement the concept(s) and support the change, – and design the process accordingly. Also be sensitive to and ready to include the unforeseen “bi-products” in the concept. apply 25
  26. 26. Checklist ❏ What are your goals you want to advance through a co-creation process? ❏ What is it that you actually want / need to co-create to reach your goal? ❏ Which are the most important outcomes you want to achieve? ❏ Which are secondary? ❏ Does your process support achieving your primary outcomes? ❏ What can you do when something unexpected but potential emerges, e.g. a network, strong advocacy etc.? ❏ Are you flexible enough to include them in the concept (time, budget, your mindset)? ❏ How can you capture them and make your customer to see their value, even if not part of your concept? ❏ Is there a way to find resources to support them? ❏ What other type of work you need to do than your design work to get your concept implemented? E.g. talk 1 on 1 to get someone convinced, have a draft plan for the customer how to resource of the concept implementation... 26

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