RELATED TERMS: User-centred design; User-driven design; People-centred design; Design practice and functionalism

Co-design is a community centred methodology that designers use to enable people who will be served by a designed outcome to participate in designing solutions to their problems. (Koskinen and Thomson, 2012: 77)


Koskinen, T. and Thomson, M. (2012). Design for Growth & Prosperity. Brussels: European Commission. Available from [Accessed 10 October 2014].