The Co-Create online Handbook For Creative Professionals

This document is a handbook for training yourself and others in collaborative design. In particular, it presents a methodology for developing train-the-trainer workshops on co-design. It can be used for accompanying co-design courses while it also features examples and practical information. This handbook has been created for both students and organizations interested in implementing co-design training activities.

The Train-the-Trainer model consists of a double training and learning strategy. The trainer, a subject-matter expert, trains other employees and simultaneously teaches them how to train others in the use of the subject. It allows the rapid expansion of knowledge and skills in, for example, corporate populations. The method offers distinct advantages over other training models because trainees typically learn faster and retain the information better than in other teaching models.

This document has been elaborated from the insights and research developed during the CO-CREATE project. The goal of the CO-CREATE consortium was the elaboration and distribution of a brand new curriculum on co-design: a set of valuable design skills that has gained increased relevance in recent years and can no longer be ignored. We are sure both this handbook and the curriculum supporting it, are relevant steps in making co-design training more popular among educational organization.

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