Workshop Whitebox is a project that offers support for planning and facilitation of design-led workshops. This project developed from Hospital to Home, a project which is being conducted by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) in the context of improving the experiences of older people transitioning from hospital to home.
It was identified through the involvement in co-design workshops with IRISS, that conducting workshops requires elaborate planning and preparation. This created a niche opportunity for the designer to explore how workshop planning and facilitation could be better guided and simplified for people who need assistance in preparation for workshops irrespective of their field of interest. The Designer took a Service Design approach to recognise the core needs of users, understand key aspects of workshop facilitation and planning to create what is now a complete package called ‘Workshop Whitebox’ that offers both a guide and a checklist for beginners. Read the full report.
Come and hear us talk about our projects on Friday 15th August at the Design for Services Finalé.