Co-Design / Participatory Design for Research
Using Co-Design for research allowed me to give power back to designers and understand the exact type of resources that they needed directly from observing them.
Co-Design Workshop 1 & 2: The first workshop was conducted with 3 participants with one participant acting as both the note taker as well as design collaborator. The workshop was scheduled for 1 hour and 20 minutes, accounting for overlap. The second workshop was conducted with 4 participants in similar conditions.
Artifacts & Insights: Both groups filled out the completed worksheet and created their own personalized sex toys. I analyzed the worksheet to understand the type of resources that were needed in order for designers to create these sex toys without the help of a facilitator and the type of instructions that were needed to be given to participants
Probes & Toolkits: The main probe was a worksheet that would be self-explanatory which would require minimal guidance allowing the participants to be self-guided through the design process of creating a sex toy. Other probes included prompts which were open ended questions that would engage the participants in discussions, a set of basic male and female anatomy, basic materials, value cards segregated into four categories, build, look, feel and people.