Enabling Social Innovation through space design
Social innovation is by its very definition about people. So it stands to reason that any space wishing to encourage social innovation would have people at the heart of its design. Sadly, this is rarely the case.
The inclusive design approach embraces the social, challenging this ‘top down’ thinking and replacing it with a multi-stakeholder, non-linear, interactive ‘action based’ co-design process. Co-design focuses on mutual learning, placing the users at the centre of the needs for space design and enabling participants develop an affinity with space and objects.