Saturday June 14th Flythegap, Interaction Design Foundation Milan Group and Early Morning organised a co-design workshop that saw 25 previously unknown people gathering in a breathtaking location to join a collective UX and interaction design process.
The aim was to have an open and inclusive confrontation on how we could design a process of idea co-creation that could allow people not only to freely express their thoughts on how to improve reality, or a certain situation, but also to make them able to have similar ideas correlated and to cooperate with others to further develop them.
It all started with a commission of a pilot that the Royal Society of Art asked to Flythegap and Adora Foundation to develop, and that our Team took as a great opportunity to collectively design the perfect interactions for making this real in an effective way.
3 partners and 25 attendees later, we were all gathering at the Early Morning headquarters to see what happens when you let people join a cause and spontaneously contribute to something that doesn’t directly involve them but that can become a meaningful tool for a greater number of individuals and organisations.
We had a spontaneous though intense confrontation that led us to talk with each other, reflect, even sketch on napkins in order to outline our solutions and ideas for the RSA pilot. All and each one of the concepts were focused on the human side of online interaction and technology, all them were putting at the very center of everything the human dimension of interactions and the value that comes from trying to invest any kind of resources to create shared value.
To us, that’s good design: shaping what doesn’t exist to make meaningful things efficiently happen.
This was just the first chapter of what we hope it’s going to be a long and fruitful collaboration between complementary and aligned entities.
Watch the photogallery at the end of the post
“Interaction Design at Work” dream team picture and contacts
Post edited by Margherita Pagani (Fly the Gap founder & CEO)