Minor: Co-Design Studio

Sand castle prop for Dutch Design Week


Co-design Studio is a minor I followed in 2014 at the Hogeschool Utrecht.

The focus was on the Design Thinking methodology, the user experience, and user-centered design. In fact, the user is involved as much as possible in the design process, which is very beneficial for the resulting product.

There were several projects involving several companies.

Companies and events involved

  • Zodiac Aerospace
  • Vondelparc neighborhood in Utrecht
  • Dutch Design Week

Skills learned

  • Working in varied teams
  • Design Thinking
  • Many tools from the UX and service thinking design toolkits
  • Concept development
  • Brainstorming techniques
  • Qualitative research
  • Co-design and co-creation techniques
  • Prototyping
  • Generative research